NV Tahbilk One Million Cuttings Sparkling
"Lovely fruit and creamy mousse. Great value."
"Fresh and crisp, green apples. Vibrant."
"A super elegant style for the price with a long, dry finish."
"Floral and fresh. Light, fruity and fresh. Quite prosecco-like."
Hunting bargain bubblies is a tough sport. Sure, there is lots out there, often with bright, inviting labels that say "I'll be good I promise". But when you pop the tops you so often end up bitterly disappointed by some average sweet fizzy rubbish. But not today! Today we have a bubbly that is so damn good the other sparklings hide in the corner. Made by the good people at Tahbilk, who were James Halliday's 2016 Winery of the Year, this surprisingly serious sparkling has crisp green apple flavours and a dry finish. The perfect summer fizz and at a plain mad price!
91 points - Cracka Tasting Panel
How’s it taste?
A lovely expressive sparkling with a fine bead and persistent length of flavour. The palate is fresh and vibrant with hints of citrus and stonefruit with a slight creaminess on the finish. Well-balanced and vibrant this wine would make a delicious aperitif.
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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