Central Victoria, Australia
A great Australian red wine, deep purple in colour. The fragrant nose displays aromas of subtle dark berry fruit and a hint of spice and pepper. The palate is elegant and finely balanced displaying dense berry fruit, overtones of spice and finishing with some fine powdery tannins. A wonderful excuse to buy Shiraz from one of Australia's great winemakers
- Central Victoria
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As the brains behind Four Sisters and Tahbilk, Alister Purbrick is one of the best known winemakers in Australia. The former has become one of the country’s most iconic while Tahbilk is one of its most historic.
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is a beautiful old winery in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (140kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas. The property comprises lands of rich river flats along the Goulburn River and a maze of permanent backwaters and creeks. The name 'Tahbilk', rather appropriately, is the Aboriginal term for 'place of many waterholes'.
Four Sisters was established by Trevor Mast as a joint venture with Alister in 1990 to celebrate his four daughters. He wanted to make wines that were up-front and easy-going, full of life and fun. One of his daughters, Dahlia, designed the now iconic label, around which many lively evenings have been spent. After Trevor sadly died in 2012, the winery was placed under the care of Alister who had worked by his side for over 20 years.
"This sister of a recent white ‘Bottle of the Week’ has the same balance and elegance. Ample, dark fruit flavours are lifted by a refreshing tang and a pepper-dusted finish. It’ll suit all sorts of foods."
"Perfumed with floral and menthol notes. Ripe red and black-cherry fruits hide the alcohol. Partner with a leg of lamb marinated in yogurt, mint and garlic then slow roasted."
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas. The property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. undefined The name Tahbilk originates from our location, which the local aboriginal people first referred to as "tabilk-tabilk", meaning "place of many waterholes". Originally spelled Tabilk, the 'h' was added later.