Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia
From Australia’s first family of wine. One of the oldest wineries in Australia, Tahbilk can trace its roots back to 1860. The Purbrick's, with Alister at the helm, have continued a fine tradition and you will struggle to find anything better in Australia. Red wine Aromas of plums & spice with background peppery hints lead to a Shiraz which has a solidly constructed palate of blackberry, plum and anise fruits with firm but not overly intrusive tannins on the finish.
Fermented in 155-year-old open vats, followed by maturation in similarly aged large oak barrels before being bottled. Smaller French and American oak barrels are also used, the result blended tis a beautiful fruit-forward wine. Good growing conditions ensures a well-balanced Shiraz and careful winemaking practices favour fresh fruit, tannin and alcohol.
- Central Victoria
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One of Australia’s First Families of Wine
The man behind Four Sisters and Tahbilk, Alister Purbrick is one of the best-known winemakers in Australia. The Purbricks are founding members of Australia's First Families of Wine, an exclusive group of uniquely historic wineries.
Tahbilk was established in 1860 in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria. The property lies on fertile river flats along the Goulburn River. The name 'Tahbilk', rather appropriately, directly translates to 'place of many waterholes'.
Today, Alister works closely with his daughter Hayley to bring a carbon-neutral strategy to the winemaking and viticulture at Tahbilk. Hayley is the fifth generation of the Purbrick family to make wine at Tahbilk.
"I adore the Reseve Shiraz, not currently available here, but this is a wine certainly worth trying out. It has lovely smooth, dark berry fruits, dry supporting tannins and a lovely earthy, spicy touch. Try it with red meats"
"The Victorian tones suit this grape so well and the floral, red fruit and herb notes are sensational. It has such a distinct terroir, and every time I open a bottle people go nuts."
"Lovely opulent nose, with a refined, complex and svelte palate of berry fruit with gamey notes"
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.