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Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
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Torbreck The Gask Eden Valley Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
A pure, single vineyard wine, from fruit picked off a single plot of Shiraz, planted 1960 and still managed by the same family. The rocky surrounds of Greg and Cynthia Knight’s highly elevated block of vine were so very reminiscent to winemaker David Powell of stone burial grounds on the hills above Torbreck forest. Nestled into the eastern slope of Mt. McKenzie, this cherished site yields a harvest of parched, intensely flavoured berries, brimming with extraordinary character, lined with the most graceful tannins, endowed with remarkable balance, elegance and poise.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$479.50
Grapes are all carefully hand picked and passed over the sorting table, bunches are destemmed into two, traditional open cement vats for an extended cold soak maceration and inoculation to wild indigenous or ambient yeasts. Upon completion of ferments, vats are drained and components are treated to a basket press, racked into a selection of seasoned French oak barriques for a course of malolactic and eighteen months maturation, to be bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Dark black red, inky hues. A stirring nose of graphite smoke, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur. Velvet palate of perfumed cherry, plum and dark currant flavours, persistent and refined. Heroic in style, while retaining the cooler edge and tighter structure for which the greatest growths and finest wines of Eden Valley are famed.
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