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“One of the more generous and approachable Shiraz offerings from Tahbilk. Is this a change in winemaking approach despite what is written on the back label about maintaining traditional techniques?
It has a typical Tahbilk thread but there is a little friendlier suppleness in the fruit. Spicy and savoury, with sinewy tannins and fine, understated oak. Will handle extended cellaring.”
[Editor: The traditional techniques employed in making Tahbilk Shiraz remain firmly in place. Fermentation takes place in original open oak vats, followed by maturation in similarly aged large oak barrels prior to bottling.
A ‘new’ tradition is to now blend back wine from smaller new French and American oak barrels prior to bottling.]
“… this winery still sources limited high-end Shiraz from 1860’s plantings. But this is far more accessible and conveys a light to medium-weight house style, lifted from the start with an ethereal fragrance before planting a kiss of spiced plums on the lips, seasoned with a dash of white pepper and finishing with fine, soft and long tannins.”
Tony Love ~ Hobart Mercury
“Tahbilk produces distinctive, medium-bodied, long-lived Shiraz, with earthy, savoury flavours and quite strong, grippy tannins. Tahbilk’s 2013 Shiraz, from the earliest vintage on record, shows the ripeness and solid structure of the hot, dry vintage. The aroma appeals for its combination of savour, earth and fruit – characters that come through on the satisfying, dry, sinewy palate.”
Chris Shanahan ~ Sunday Canberra Times
“The spice, anise and pepper notes that contribute the savoury component of this wine aren't common in Tahbilk Shiraz. This is in no way intended to be critical, if anything, the reverse, for there's ample plum and blackberry fruit to accommodate those characters. The substantially upgraded packaging is another plus.”
James Halliday ~ Halliday Wine Companion 2017 ~ www.winecompanion.com.au