Tahbilk

Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz

9.16 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Top Notes For
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

Ending the weekend on a high note with a taste of this newly released old vines 2017 Cabernet Shiraz from Tahbilk 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!

Ending the weekend on a high note with a taste of this newly released old vines 2017 Cabernet Shiraz from Tahbilk 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!

Jun 14th, 2020
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

I saved this #sample I received to enjoy with my Dad. Here’s what he thought of it...
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Thank you Tahbilk, 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.
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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

I saved this #sample I received to enjoy with my Dad. Here’s what he thought of it...
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Thank you Tahbilk, 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.
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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

Aug 30th, 2018
Lam S
9.3

Hint of vanila and banana,
Smooth tannin well balanced with acidity. Medium to full body. Long finish. Great value wine.

Hint of vanila and banana,
Smooth tannin well balanced with acidity. Medium to full body. Long finish. Great value wine.

Feb 6th, 2019
Bree

开瓶时并不特别,但是同时喝的7款酒里最稳定的。慢慢得展现出各种好:漂亮的酸度和单宁,有轻微三类香气,但仍然觉得非常年轻
过敏鼻炎的困扰,只有紧致的口感和细腻的单宁可以描述,期待下次,再补充

开瓶时并不特别,但是同时喝的7款酒里最稳定的。慢慢得展现出各种好:漂亮的酸度和单宁,有轻微三类香气,但仍然觉得非常年轻
过敏鼻炎的困扰,只有紧致的口感和细腻的单宁可以描述,期待下次,再补充

Jul 15th, 2017
Steven Lee

Xmas team lunch 2018 bottle 4/15

Xmas team lunch 2018 bottle 4/15

Dec 14th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Weijie had this 2 years ago

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