TAHBILK – “Winery of the Year” – James Halliday ‘Australian Wine Companion 2016
91pts – James Halliday
95pts – Jeremy Oliver
“Powerful, yet restrained, long & intense; mix of black fruits, spice and ripe, fine tannins; echo of cedar.” – 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.