Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are crafted with a commitment to traditional winemaking values.
Fermentation takes place in original open oak vats (over 155 years old), followed by maturation in similarly aged large French oak barrels prior to being bottled. Smaller French and American oak barrels are also used, with the wine from these blended back during the final filtering and bottling.
In the face of changing winemaking styles and trends, this has remained the way over the years, delivering wines of true provenance and reflective of each vintage.
A dry growing season for the 2016 vintage, with the exception of a massive thunderstorm in January that dumped 86mm in just two hours, led to early ripening of all varietals and a quick harvest. Despite this challenge in processing the fruit, all reds were picked at optimum ripeness showing juicy, bright fruits and an underlying elegance.