What’s classed as ‘old vine’? Well in the case of this 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Taltarni, the vines were planted in the late 1960s. So at least 50 year old vines.Continue reading
We finally were able to catch up with some family on the weekend in real life instead of just on FaceTime (thanks COVID 🙁 ). Therefore I knew we had to have some extra special to accompany our lunch.Continue reading
Tahbilk Old Vines 2017 Cabernet Shiraz
Tasted: 14 June 2020
Ending the weekend on a high note with a taste of this newly released old vines 2017 Cabernet Shiraz from Tahbilk Winery in Central Victoria’s Nagambie Lakes region.
Tahbilk are celebrating their 160th anniversary this year having been established in 1860! They have blocks of Shiraz vines which were planted in 1860, 1933 and each decade through to 1968. Alongside this, they have the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines dating back to 1949!
This wine is made from 51% Cabernet and 49% Shiraz and retails for $46.30 at the cellar door and via the Tahbilk wine club at the moment.
I found it a dark red brick colour in the glass. The nose is so interesting, think earthiness entwined with black fruit, violets and pepper spice. It’s juicy in the mouth with plums, cassis and coffee beans coming through for me. The lingering finish keeps me going back for more.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
Tahbilk Old Vines 2015 Cabernet Shiraz
Tasted: 31 August 2018
I saved this sample I received to enjoy with my Dad. Here’s what he thought of it…
Thank you Tahbilk Winery, the 2015 Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz what a hit, tasted with a slow cooked beef pie. Pie had a polenta ball top and overall very rich which suited the wine to a tee. The wine rich in red colour ruby with a crimson edge in the light. My nose has never been great with the smell and I would lose any scent based competition but for me fresh picked berries with a green forest scent, quite light, the taste just raspberries that have ether been left to ferment or boiled for jam, simple but it cut The richness from the slow cooked beef, regardless I could drink this every day regardless of the year or the occasion.
All opinions are based on my Dad’s taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine