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Tahbilk Shiraz 2016 (6x 750mL)

RRP $32

$19.99 per Bottle
$119.94 per pack
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Vintage 2016 started dry with only two thirds of the average rainfall for winter recorded, followed by half the usual for September and budburst and then none measurable at all in October. The vineyard managers were watering two weeks before budburst and through to January when a massive thunderstorm dumped 86 mm of rain in just two hours with some parts of the Old Tahbilk vineyards also hit by hail storm damage. Fortunately cool windy days followed with no mould or other diseases evident. The harvest itself was 'compressed' with many of the red blocks going through veraison at the same time as the whites, leading to the same amount of grapes being taken in but in a shorter period of time. Despite the early and quick vintage, the flavours were good with crisp and delicate whites and most reds picked at optimum ripeness showing juicy and bright fruit. Overall a good to very good vintage in terms of quality and quantity.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Silver & 94 Pts - Haliday Rating.

Given the compressed vintage with everything ripening at the same time - and early - keeping track of fruit development was no easy task. This is one of the most elegant and fresh Tahbilk Shirazs yet produced, all the right decisions made in the vineyards and winery. A typical touch of Tahbilk earth wends its way through the plum and blackberry fruit of a wine that has long since proved its longevity, more recently protected by its screwcap and with no need for time to allow the tannins to soften. - James Halliday, 1 August 2019.

Winery Tasting Notes

“This Estate release is defined by traditional red wine making techniques delivering a wine of noted dark cherry and plum fruits that sit most satisfyingly alongside savoury, spice and black pepper notes. Earthy, chewy tannins will support cellaring out to 2028/2032.” - Alister Purbrick ~ Fourth Generation CEO and Winemaker.

Winery Profile

Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas, the property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters & creeks.

The vineyard comprises 200 hectares of vines including the French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne; the Rhone reds - Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre; along with traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho.

Vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk's founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860 - an eponymous wine produced from them since 1979.

Tahbilk is further blessed with an abundance of further "old vine" plantings including Shiraz from 1933 (the prime source for Tahbilk's 'Eric Stevens Purbrick' Shiraz releases), Cabernet Sauvignon back to 1949 and Marsanne from 1927 (a "sister" white release to the 1860 Vines Shiraz produced from them).

Harvest commences in early March and continues for five to six weeks with approximately 1,600 tonnes (red & white) grapes processed.Total production is over 100,000 cases with just over 20% being exported to the key markets of U.S.A., United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • VIC - Other Victorian, Victoria
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14% alc.
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