Central Victoria, Australia
Rich and concentrated aromas of blackberry, eucalypt and spice beguile you to a full bodied palate of equal depth and complexity with an abundance of generous fruit flavours and hints of capsicum and tobacco.
- Central Victoria
- Cabernet Sauvignon
|Intensity||Light bodied||Full bodied|
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.
"It is almost unbelievable that Australian wine has fallen so far from our thoughts when thinking of value. There is a cutting-edge Australian wine scene with natural wines, light fizzy wines and wayward leftfield varietals, but we see very little here and, if we do, it is pricey. However, beyond the brands, there are still real bargains and treats to be had, like this sub-€20 rich, concentrated, blackcurrant toned, yet savoury cabernet sauvignon from Australia’s oldest family-owned winery."
"Excellent hue; manages to combine elegance with uncompromising blackcurrant/cassis, black olive and herb varietal expression; the elegance derives from skilful handling of tannins, and a celebrated vintage. 94 Points"
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.