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2012 Tahbilk ‘1860’s Vines’ Shiraz

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SKU: T1860SH12EC1

Established in 1860, Goulburn Valley’s Tahbilk Winery has been run by the Purbrick family for the last five generations, since their purchase of the estate in 1925. Recognised as the oldest family-owned winery and vineyard in Victoria, Tahbilk Winery prides itself on maintaining many of the heritage features that have been integral to the property since its inception. Tahbilk is now home to 5 generations.

The vineyard has some 200 hectares under vine which includes the rare French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne; and the Rhone reds – Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk’s founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860.

Tasting Notes

96 Points James Halliday
A worthy addition to prior vintages of this unique wine. It is only medium-bodied, but has a quiet insistence that brooks no argument, opening proceedings with the fragrant spicy/earthy/red fruits triptych of the bouquet (oak doesn’t seek to dominate at any stage). The medium-bodied palate is supple, perfectly balanced and has great length. In many ways, this could be argued to be the ultimate distillation of Australian red wines made over the past 155 years.

2012 Tahbilk ‘1860’s Vines’ Shiraz