Purchased by Reginald Purbrick in 1925, five generations of the Purbrick family have been actively involved at Tahbilk bringing a tradition of pride, hard work and a love of good wine to their unique heritage of being the oldest family-owned winery and vineyard in Victoria.
Drawing on that heritage, the winemaking team was given the task of blending five red varietals to represent the individuality and character of each of the Purbrick family generations ... we give you 2020 'Five Genertions' Red.
Enjoy Now to 2026/2028
Shiraz | Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Cabernet Franc | Sangiovese
Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz play a joint major role in this 2020 Red release bringing true to varietal red berry, spice and warm earth notes woven through eucalypt and blackcurrant fruits.
Plum, capsicum and savoury characters along with dusty tannins complete a wine of absolute approachability that has
the potential to reveal more with judicious cellaring.
There are few Australians who will forget the 2019/2020 summer as bushfires burnt across the Eastern seaboard after a dry winter and spring. Thankfully there were no fires in central Victoria and, although it was smoky at times in Nagambie Lakes, Tahbilk fruit was not affected by smoke taint.
The dry winter and spring had our vineyard staff diligently monitoring soil moisture and irrigating when necessary. January and February saw temperatures fluctuating from blazing hot 40 degrees plus days to very mild 20-degree days.
Initially the very hot days seemed to slow the ripening but, similar to recent vintages, we commenced picking in early February.
The unforgiving season continued through harvest, with tropical storms resulting in weekly rainfall that, whilst irritating to the Vineyard and Winery crews, was not enough to significantly impact yields or initiate disease.
All varieties came in with excellent colour and flavour and 2020 will be a vintage of very good whites and terrific reds – not unusual for a dry season.