"Outstanding retention of crimson hue, bright and clear on the rim; the bouquet sets the scene for the intense and pure black and red berry fruits of the medium-bodied palate, its exceptional length drawn out by fine-grained tannins, oak an incidental extra." James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au (July 2013)
A richly flavoured backbone of dark cherry and red berry fruits mesh seamlessly with dried herb, savoury and truffle flavours. Time spent in both new and older French oak adds texture, spice and cedar notes. The tannins are fine grained, the finish prodigiously long.
Fragrant nose of bright red berries mingles with spice, tea leaf and truffle aromas with a velvety palate of dark cherry and plum fruits alongside warm earth and black olive characters. Further complexity to be realised if cellared.
You get a sense that these structure-first Tahbilk reds might indeed live forever. If the ’65 I tasted a few years back is any indication, then that’s probably true. There’s a dense, dusty, old-school charm of baked earth and drying tannins here to reinforce the timelessness too. ozwinereview.com
2017 Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Release)
Warm, dark fruits are interwoven with eucalypt and dried herbs, sweet spice notes, a dash of black olive and cedary French oak. Expected tannins sit supportively on a finish that is like the horizon never met … going on forever.
A symphony of deliciously ripe dark plum and red berry fruits is joined by a background chorus of black pepper, exotic spices and liquorice notes. Well integrated French oak and earthy tannins give supporting structure to a wine of style and distinction.
Aromas of cassis, mulberries, sandalwood and eucalypt alongside subtle cigar and tea-leaf notes guide you to a richly flavoured palate of exotic spice and dark fruit flavours supported by velvety tannins on a deliciously long finish.
A robust and generous bouquet and palate speaks of dark berry and plum fruits with multilayered spice characters nestled in a supportive frame of firm grainy tannins enlivened by a fresh grape acidity.