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Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Tahbilk - Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Australia
Red Wine from Victoria · Australia
Price: £17.95
Case Rate: £16.99
Ex Tax: £14.96
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Wine Region: Victoria
Wine Area: Goulburn Valley
Winery: Tahbilk
Wine Maker: Alister Purbrick
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: Cabernet Sauvignon 89.62%, Shiraz 10.37%.
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
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Rating 89+ pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Victoria
Wine Area: Goulburn Valley
Winery: Tahbilk
Wine Maker: Alister Purbrick
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: Cabernet Sauvignon 89.62%, Shiraz 10.37%.
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019

Wine tasting notes

The Estate Cabernet is produced using traditional winemaking techniques, fermenting the juice in open oak vats then maturing the wine in large French oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling. Rich scents of chocolate, blackberries and plums on the nose with velvety smooth juicy fruit flavours of black cherries, redcurrants and more blackberries on the palate with herbal notes and a touch of mint on the finish. Good chewy tannins and long length on the finish.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012) - 89+ pts

Feb 2015 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon displays plenty of ripe cassis, menthol and cloves notes with a touch of cedar. Medium-bodied with a good firm structure, it gives plenty of varietally expressive flesh and a finish of good length and purity.


JancisRobinson.com (2006) - 16.5 pts

Tasted May 2010 - Young, jammy fruit with pepper and spices on the finish. Bold structure – needs time. (RH)


Wine Spectator (2012) - 89 pts

Smoke and spice notes add layers of complexity to the currant and berry flavors, with tobacco, earth and herb details lingering on the firm finish.


Wine Enthusiast (2010) - 90 pts

A restrained, medium-weight Cabernet, the 2010 from this historic property boasts herb-tinged notes of cassis, brown sugar and hickory smoke. Fine, slightly dusty tannins mark the long finish. Drink now–2025.


James Halliday (2014) - 94 pts

Estate-grown, fermented in 150yo open wooden vats then matured for 18 months in French oak (20% new). Has the same fruit freshness as its Shiraz sibling, starting with the colour and finishing with bright acidity. Will be deceptively long lived, the modest alcohol a boon. Gold medal Queensland Wine Show '16.


Wine Front (2012) - 92+ pts

This is very good. Excellent value. And is a monty for the cellar. All these things are as good as given for this wine, particularly from a favourable year. Whether or not this wine is any better than those things is the real question. It’s curranty, minty, shows notes of violet and black olive, and has taken on its oak with an easy shrug. It’s almost clumsy through the finish, but in a youthful way; time will iron this out. It’s not quite in compelling territory but it’s close.


Jeremy Oliver (2009) - 90 pts

A firm, modestly oaked cabernet of strength and structure whose sweet, faint minty bouquet of cassis, blackberries, briar and dark plums overlies a hint of raisins and a faint earthiness. Its sumptuous, black-fruited palate is underpinned by pliant, fine-gained tannins, a graphite-like minerality and a suggestion of mint. It should age slowly in traditional Tahbilk style.


Huon Hooke (2009) - 90 pts

Top Aussie Red. An excellent vintage for this perennial good value red. It’s relatively fruit-driven and has very good structure, promising aging potential. Raspberry and herb aromas; a suggestion of cherry eau-de-vie. Good weight and ample fruit, finishing with abundant firm tannins. Will build more complexity with age. The 2011 expression is notable for a sustained finish and a delicate yet tenacious acid structure. Copybook honeysuckle is immediately evident with lime, soap, nectarine and talc in attendance as well. It builds throughout the line, touching on passionfruit before culminating in a honey accented finish with a hint of herbs. The rating refers to how it drinks now. I expect improvement with time in the cellar. Good"

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