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Tahbilk - 1927 Vines - Marsanne - 2007 - 750mL

RRP: $4663
Per bottle Pack Size: 1
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Established in 1860, and purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is blessed with significant older vineyard plantings. These limited release wines are produced from the Estate’s 1927 Marsanne vines – some of the oldest in the world. The fruit is harvested early at high natural acid levels, no chemicals are added and the juice becomes fully oxidised and then the clean juice is fermented at 11-15 C. The resultant wine is ‘water’ white, with high acid and flavourless. The wine is bottled and then the magic happens. The beauty of making the wine this way is that it develops in the bottle very slowly and has long term cellaring potential. Commencing with the inaugural Trophy and Gold Medal winning 1998 vintage, Tahbilk ‘1927 Vines’ Marsanne releases have impressed Wine Show judges and connoisseurs around the world building an enviable reputation as wines of great character and complexity.

 

2007 Vintage: Following one of the driest winters on record we experienced a similarly dry growing season from budburst through to harvest. Devastating frosts in September affected even the oldest vineyards in the normally frost-free Tahbilk lagoon area, which includes our 1927 Marsanne and 1860 Shiraz plantings. Secondary buds however looked to be quite fruitful and prior to vintage yield estimates looked close to those of 2006. As picking commenced it soon became obvious that the drought had a more serious effect on the ability of the vines to produce fruit than was initially thought and we finished vintage with an overall yield only some 30% of that of the previous year.

On the positive side, fruit flavours were lifted and intense and with the pain of the low yields somewhat forgotten now 2007 will be judged as a very good vintage.

 

Description: “The 2007 ‘1927 Vines’ Marsanne is intense and vibrant with a defined mineral edge. The aromas are of straw and citrus leading to a palate of lemon zest, crunchy nashi pear, quince and ginger spices with background hints of the honeysuckle development to come; all braced by a steely acid backbone that will support its decided long term cellaring potential.

Drink Now to 2035+”

 

Alister Purbrick 4th Generaon, CEO & Chief Winemaker 

Tahbilk - Coueslant - Brut - Chardonnay Pinot Noir - NV - 750mL

RRP: $2531
Per bottle Pack Size: 6
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Vineyard : Goulburn Valley & Strathbogie Ranges

 

Francois Coueslant was winemaker and manager at Tahbilk from 1877 to 1886, described in the 'Australasian' at the time as “a practical vigneron from France, but a gentleman of progressive ideas, ever ready to adopt new and improved methods of working.’ It was his adoption of ‘progressive’ ideas that led to what has been described as Tahbilk’s early “Golden Age”.

He is credited with adding ‘Chateau’ to Tahbilk – a moniker that held until the year 2000, was responsible for the construction of our iconic Tower and led the fight against the vine louse phylloxera when it appeared on the Estate in 1870 - accountable at the time for decimating, amongst others, the vineyards of France and colonial Victoria.

It seemed entirely appropriate then that we recognise what has been an enduring influence at Tahbilk with his naming of of our premium sparkling releases.

 

Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel and then aged and stirred on yeast lees, rich and full-flavoured fruit from our own Goulburn Valley vineyards has been finessed with parcels of cool-climate Strathbogie Ranges Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to deliver an elegant and stylish release worthy of the Coueslant moniker.

 

Description: Offering a diverse array of subtle peach and melon flavours, red berry and savoury notes, all wrapped in a refreshingly crisp minerality with a background yeasty/biscuity complexity from its secondary fermentation; enjoy this premium sparkling as an aperitif or with freshly shucked oysters.

 

Alister Purbrick 4th Generaon, CEO & Chief Winemaker

 

 

Tahbilk - Eric Stevens Purbrick - Shiraz - 2009 - 750mL

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Following the purchase of the Estate by his father, Reginald, in 1925; and fresh from Cambridge University, Eric Stevens Purbrick took over management of Tahbilk in 1931. Eric was winemaker for more than 40 vintages from that time until passing on this mantle to his grandson, Alister Purbrick, after the 1978 vintage. He then continued to be strong influence in the direction of Tahbilk until his passing in 1991.

One of the early pioneers of varietal labelling in Australia, perhaps his greatest contribution to Tahbilk was to create the Special Bin Shiraz in 1948 which was to be made, and continues to be made, from the best vats of that vintage. In 1952 a ‘Special Bin’ Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the range with both releases becoming known as ‘Reserve’ in 1985.

In recognition of his achievements, these wines now carry his name and signature ….. Eric Stevens Purbrick, showcased on an original label dating back to the 1870’s.

Sourced from Estate vines with an average age in excess of 30 years, this wine was made utilising traditional Tahbilk techniques with fermentation taking place in 150 year old open oak vats, followed by a period of maturation in French and American oak prior to bottling and later release.

“This complex and intricate wine, presents savoury black olive aromas and a palate redolent with mixed spice - nutmeg, cinnamon and star anise; alongside blackberry and dark cherry characters; all supported by robust yet fine tannins. An impressive release that will reward further cellaring.”

 

Alister Purbrick, CEO and Chief Winemaker

 

Two Hands - Deer in Headlights - Shiraz - 2003 - 3L

RRP: $22000
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2003 vintage:

Winter started with heavy rains, which tapered off resulting in below average rainfalls and a successful budburst in early spring. Flowering and set occurred in November, promoting uniform berry development and bunch numbers were on average for the season. Veraison for Shiraz and Cabernet started in late January with the older vines producing lighter crops. The height of summer saw 65mm of rainfall in the last week of February requiring swift viticultural practices to prevent the onset of disease and fungus. Our 2003 Barossa Shiraz displayed great colour and depth of flavour. Yields overall were below the long-term average but the grapes were of good quality and the resultant wines display terrific potential.

 

Wine description:

Bright purple plum colour. Glossy red fruits and spiced plum cake on the nose with a hint of vanilla spice. The palate shows swathes of rich generous fruit, ripe blackberry intermingled with soft cedary spice. A fine coating of gentle tannins washes over the palate with a long and persistent finish to end.

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