Tahbilk 'Eric Stevens Purbrick' Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL), VIC.

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Overview

The Cambridge educated Eric Stevens Purbrick first set foot on Tahbilk in 1925 and was winemaker for more than 40 vintages between 1931 and 1978. He passed the winemaker mantle to his grandson, Alister Purbrick, after the 1978 vintage but remained a strong influence in the direction of Tahbilk until his passing in 1991.

In recognition of his contribution to the Australian Wine Industry and for his extraordinary influence on Tahbilk , these wines now carry his name and signature…..Eric Stevens Purbrick.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Showed superbly at the 150th tastings. Great balance and structure, supple and fine dark berry fruits; good oak. Rated top wine between 1960 and 2007. Drink to 2024.Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep garnet red

Aroma

Bouquet/Palate The nose and palate show a complex mixture of black cherries and spice combined with underlying red currant fruit characters whilst the finish is long and fl avoursome, balanced with firm grape tannins.

Food Matching

Delicious with rich red meat dishes

Cellaring Potential

This wine will continue to improve with cellaring.

Wine Background

The Cambridge educated Eric Stevens Purbrick first set foot on Tahbilk in 1925 and was winemaker for more than 40 vintages between 1931 and 1978. He passed the winemaker mantle to his grandson, Alister Purbrick, after the 1978 vintage but remained a strong influence in the direction of Tahbilk until his passing in 1991. In recognition of his contribution to the Australian Wine Industry and for his extraordinary influence on Tahbilk , these wines now carry his name and signature…..Eric Stevens Purbrick. This wine has been made utilising traditional Tahbilk techniques with fermentation taking place in open oak vats, then a period of maturation in French oak for 18 months prior to bottling.

Vintage
2004
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic 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 & creeks.

The vineyard comprises 200 hectares of vines including the French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne; the Rhone reds - Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre; along with traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho.

Vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk's founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860 - an eponymous wine produced from them since 1979.

Tahbilk is further blessed with an abundance of further "old vine" plantings including Shiraz from 1933 (the prime source for Tahbilk's 'Eric Stevens Purbrick' Shiraz releases), Cabernet Sauvignon back to 1949 and Marsanne from 1927 (a "sister" white release to the 1860 Vines Shiraz produced from them).

Harvest commences in early March and continues for five to six weeks with approximately 1,600 tonnes (red & white) grapes processed.Total production is over 100,000 cases with just over 20% being exported to the key markets of U.S.A., United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.

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