TAHBILK – “Winery of the Year” – James Halliday ‘Australian Wine Companion 2016
93pts – James Halliday
90pts – Jeremy Oliver
“Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet is smooth, with pleasingly sweet cherry/raspberry varietal fruit, the oak subdued. The palate, while driven by fruit, is very much the iron fist in velvet glove style, the tannin & extract management excellent. ” – James Halliday
Tahbilk’s ‘1860 Vines’ Shiraz is produced from a 1/2 hectare un-grafted, pre-phylloxera original Estate planting – amongst the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.
After careful handpicking, fermentation takes place in century old oak vats followed by maturation in French oak for 18 months prior to bottling & then a further 4 years “bottle-aging” before release.