Tahbilk Old Vines 2015 & 2017 Cabernet Shiraz

Tahbilk Old Vines 2017 Cabernet Shiraz

Tasted: 14 June 2020

Tahbilk Old Vines 2017 Cabernet ShirazEnding 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 ShirazTahbilk 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

Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz Yarra Valley

Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz Yarra Valley

Tasted: 4th June 2020

Introducing the Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz from Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Mr Spittoon and I recently cracked into this sample bottle (thank you Hirsch!) once the bub was in bed and it went down incredibly easily!

Hirsch Hill has been operating since 1998 and are family owned. You can visit them in the Yarra Valley, however visits are by appointment only.

The winemaker for this hand harvested Shiraz was Rob Dolan. Here are my notes:

It’s a garnet shade in the glass with notes of fresh blackberries, savoury herbs and dark chocolate covered liquorice coming through on the nose. While in the mouth it has a silky texture and tannins with plenty of yummy raspberry and cherry fruit coming through. The flavour really lasts in the mouth long after you swallow.

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!

Tasted: 31st March 2019

In the glass, it’s a pretty shade of garnet. The nose is really interesting, it’s got some meatiness to it, think salami spice intertwined with black fruits. In the mouth, its juicy, vibrant and packs a spicy punch on the finish. Yum! Talk about the ultimate BBQ wine.

Windfall Wine Estate 2018 ‘Frog Song’ Shiraz – Great Southern

Windfall Wine Estate 2018 Frog Song Shiraz - Great Southern

So it was 2 degrees here the other morning! And the nights are definitely chilling down to which means I’m reaching for the red wine more and more.

Firstly a big thanks to Windfall Wine Estate for sending us this sample bottle of their Frog Song 2018 Great Southern Shiraz.

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