Tahbilk Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz 2016


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The old vines deliver a generous and expressive wine, with underlying elegance. Hints of bay leaf, mint and pepper weave seamlessly around dark berry, spice and plum fruits with herbal and cedar oak derived complexity.

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Winery: Tahbilk

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Tahbilk’s vineyards are grouped along the banks of the Goulburn River and an anabranch of it which flows through the estate. The vines are grown at approximately 134 metres elevation of gently undulating and flat terrain. The soils are sandy loam with ferric oxide content, which vary from very fine sand near the anabranch to denser loams on the plains. The Estate has Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards dating from the 1940’s to the 1990’s, The oldest of the blocks is the 1949 “Old” Cabernet, planted on very fine red sandy soils. The blocks planted prior to 1996 are on unknown rootstocks, and are in very good health. They are trained on a single wire trellis with a mixture of head and cordon training; all are cane pruned. Tahbilk's vines are sustainably cultivated; composting and mulching takes place which improves soil health by promoting earthworm activity. Mulching helps to control weeds and conserves water, reducing vine stress. The old vines are handpicked while younger vines are machine harvested.

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RRP £25.49
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with roast beef.
Awards Decanter, 95pts, 2019
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Subregion Nagambie Lakes
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Shiraz 37%, Other Varieties 1%
Body D
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian No
Vegan No
Milk Yes
Eggs Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Tahbilk Winery

Established in 1860, Tahbilk is an historic family-owned winery, renowned for their rare aged Marsanne. Tahbilk is known as ‘tabilk tabilk’ in the language of the Daungwurrung clans, which translates as the ‘place of many waterholes’. It perfectly describes this premium viticultural landscape, which is located in the Nagambie Lakes region of Central Victoria. The estate comprises 1,214 hectares, including a seven mile frontage to the Goulburn River. Environmental sustainability is paramount at Tahbilk and in 2013 they became carbon neutral. In 2016, Tahbilk was awarded 'Winery of the Year' by James Halliday.