2015 Tahbilk Nagambie Lakes Shiraz
Tahbilk's Shiraz is about as Aussie as they come, missing only the corks on a hat (which no one does anyway).
Always a savoury wine, in 2015 you have a wine that is proudly earthen and structured for ageing. But don't be fooled this is also a seriously polished release that is just primed for long ageing.
“The colour isn’t particularly deep, but the hue is bright. The wine, too, is fresher and more lively than those of yore. The flavours span blackberry, plum and cherry, the tannins ripe and balanced in a medium-bodied palate. Large oak vats and smaller French and American barrels were used in maturation.” 94 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
How’s it taste?
Palate: This Shiraz has a varietally expressive spice, anise and black pepper characters with rich blackberry, plum and mulberry fruits. Supple and savoury, there are evident dry, black tea tannins to support extended time in the bottle under the right conditions.
Who made it?
The name Tahbilk comes from the language of the Daung-wurrung clans, the first people in the area. They called it tabilk-tabilk which means place of many waterholes. Tahbilk Wines was established in 1860 in the Nagambie lakes sub region of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. It is home to a unique meso-climate, influenced by inland lakes and lagoons fed from the Goulburn River. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. Tahbilk is home to 200 hectares of vine, including the traditional Rhone Valley varietals Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Classic varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho are also present. Tahbilk's flagship 1860 Vines Shiraz is produced from the estate’s original 1/2 ha of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines that are amongst the oldest in the world.
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