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
Introducing the Tahbilk Winery 2014 1927 Vines Marsanne. If you haven’t tried a Marsanne from Tahbilk, you need to! And this my friends, crafted from nearly 100 year old vines is pretty darn special. In fact it was not released until it achieved a wine trophy.
Pinot Gris is extremely popular in NZ compared to Aussie I’ve noticed. If you compare the PG section in an NZ supermarket (oh the normality of getting vino and food in the one shop) to an Aussie one, the latter is well smaller.
Personally I love a good Pinot Gris and there are some stunning Australian made ones. It is a white wine grape however the fruit is a greyish-pink colour which is why ‘Gris’ translates to ‘Grey’.
Did you know… Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape variety? The different names refer to the different styles of wine this grape variety can be crafted into. Google it for more info.
It’s made from the Grenache (60%) and Mourvèdre (40%) grape varieties and comes from the Tahbilk vineyards in Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria (read more about the wineries of Victoria). 2018 was considered a very good vintage and Tahbilk have predicted it as a great year for their reds. Continue reading →
Hello, new release Tahbilk Winery 2018 Marsanne from Nagambie Lakes in Central Victoria! This Marsanne is so fresh and crisp right now and over the next 10 years, it’ll develop lovely honey and toasty characteristics. Marsanne is a white grape variety which is most commonly found in the Rhône region in France. Tahbilk was the first to plant Marsanne in Australia and has vines dating back to 1927.Continue reading →