Shiraz Nagambie Victoria
Tahbilk is a bulwark of Victorian Shiraz, its original plantings are some of Australia's eldest productive vines. Traditional vinification techniques, as practised by Tahbilk's winemakers in the 1860s, are still employed, the original Chais of the wineworks remain to this day a most integral part of the operation. Wine & Spirits Magazine selected Tahbilk's original 1860 Vines Shiraz Vineyard as one of the great twenty five vineyards in the world, along with such illustrious icons as Romanee Conti La Tache and Chateau Lafite, Vega Sicilia and Chateau Y'Quem.
Tahbilk does the Rhone varietals so very well and enjoys an international reputation for its protected and ancient pre-phyloxera stock. Located in the heart of Nagambie Lakes region, the property comprises over a thousand hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of eleven kilometres on the Goulburn River and eight kilometres of permanent backwaters and creeks. A measure of the expertise and alchemy that go into Tahbilk's distinguished limited release, flagship wines are applied to the vintage Shiraz. Vinified in the original estate open oak vats, over 150 years old, twice racked into clean casks, leaving the lees behind, followed by maturation in fine French oak barrels for up to eighteen months. Alcohol 14.0%
A deep red/ magenta colour in the glass. Aromas of plum and spice with background peppery hints leading to a solidly constructed palate of blackberry, plum and anise fruits with firm but not overly intrusive tannins on the finish. A rock solid wine that will please the faithful as well as leading new converts to the Tahbilk Shiraz altar.