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1 - 12 of 14 Wines By Tahbilk
Coueslant Pinot Chardonnay NV
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
Francois Coueslant was a pioneering viticulturalist who made a major contribution to bringing Australian wines to the world. Winemaker manager at Tahbilk from 1877 to 1886, described in the Australasian at the time as a practical vigneron from France, a gentleman of progressive ideas, ever ready to adopt new and improved methods. Coueslant successfully lead the fight against the vine killing phylloxera louse, built the iconic estate tower and added Chateau to the Tahbilk label, a moniker which remained in use until 2000.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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Straw hues, fine bead and persistent mousse. Offering a diverse array of subtle peach, melon, red berry and savoury fragrances. A textural palate wrapped in a cloak of crisp minerality and yeasty biscuit characters from the secondary fermentation. A delicious aperitif style, pour over freshly shucked oysters for a wonderfully sublime taste experience.
Tahbilk 1860 Vines Shiraz
Nagambie
Outstanding Langtons Classification. From one of the most famous vineyards in the world, a half hectare of ungrafted, prephylloxera plantings, amongst the oldest productive Shiraz vines to be found anywhere. Internationally renowned for its eloquence as well as its historic significance, 1860 Vines Shiraz is treated to an old world vinification in a collection of hundred years old, oak fermentation vats. 1860 is crafted to remain true to its ancient heritage, the smells and flavours of an old fashioned wine, within a structure of enduring elegance and timeless refinement.
$29999each
$3599DOZEN
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Bright, deep scarlet. Violets, blackberries and spice, a background of savoury herbaceousness, espresso and chocolate oak. A remarkably elegant palate structure, lithe, fragrant and clean, its gravelly tannins and biscuit carob oak in support of savoury fruit flavours, mulberries and anise plum, exquisitely evolved at five years of age, an immeasurably long finish.
Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
From one of the oldest productive blocks of Marsanne in the world, an opulent white wine of remarkable complexity. The pick of fruit from this very special patch of ancient vines is crafted into a wine that's built to age beautifully in bottle, initially brooding and water white, evolving luxurious caramelled characters while unravelling layers of flavour. Within a few short years of inaugural release, 1927 Vines Marsanne continues to claim a breathtaking number of significant trophies, dozens of gold medals and countless accolades from the industry press.
$3799each
$455DOZEN
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Mid straw hues. Evolved citrus nose, ginger snap and dried pineapple, honeysuckle and fragrant mineral notes. A rich yet surprisingly fresh, butter lozenge palate, piquant with aromatic lime and textural with the creamy acidity of lemon pulp. Gripping and refreshingly dry, showing exceptional length on the chalky, fruit filled finish.
Tahbilk Chardonnay
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
Victorian Chardonnay is known for its affable nature and easy to appreciate apple fruit characters. Tahbilk have been one of the nation's most successful purveyors of Australian white wine since well before Federation. The fruit of their distinguished old vineyards was at the very fore of the resurgence of interest in Victorian table wines during the 1970s. A crystalline textured, beautifully rounded Chardonnay with an elegance of fine oak, seamlessly in support of its crisp, Goulburn Valley fruit palate.
$1849each
$221DOZEN
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Mid straw yellow hues. Creamy nectarine nose, melons and cut apple, light vanilla spice. A lovely, well balanced palate of peach and honeydew melon flavours, pineapple and tropical fruit notes, supported by controlled French American oak; toastyness and spice, elegant, well integrated and very stylish. The Chardonnay of choice for marinated chicken grills or gourmandize white meat snags.
Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet
Nagambie
Available in cases of 6
Crafted from the best of vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, the choicest parcels collated from across the wonderful endowment of Tahbilk vineyards. It was the serendipitous discovery of a very old bottle Cabernet, unearthed just after WWII, from within the ageing Tahbilk wineworks, that inspired Eric Purbrick to re establish opearations after a long period of neglect. Tahbilk remain home to the eldest and most distinguished Cabernet vines. Eric Stevens Purbrick is dressed to impress, intensely flavoured with opaque berry flavours, sheathed in a veneer of graceful oak.
$6499each
$779DOZEN
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Dark plum red. Brooding bramble bouquet, ribena and acssis, background cedar oak. Richly laden palate, dark currants and blackberry, dark cherries, mulberries and plum, garnished with fragrantly varietal mint notes and seasoned by a sprinkle of dried herbs. The exquisite weight and length of palate is supported by integrated French American oak characters and fine, robust tannins.
Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz
Nagambie Lakes
Available in cases of 6
A profuse and intricate, old vines Shiraz, articulating the complex personality and extraordinary depth of character achieved through the legacy of historic estate plantings. The majority of fruit is picked off a precious endowment of vines planted 1933, treated to an old world style of vinification which has changed little since 1860. Stunningly perfumed before a penetrating palate, polished showroom tannins and velvet textures, a truly remarkable Shiraz to match with fragrant red wine braises and seared aged meats.
$6499each
$779DOZEN
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Deep garnet colour. Savoury black olive aromas, brambleberries and mixed spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and star anise. A palate that's redolent with blackberry and dark cherry flavours, plum fruit characters, reductions and char, seasoned by pepper and allspice, all supported by a carriage of refined, robust tannins, resolving on a lengthy, mouthcoating finish.
Tahbilk Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
Victorian accords of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre are sufficiently rare, ideally, an estate must have a heritage which dates back to early settlement before they can consider crafting such a wine. The first nascent plantings at Tahbilk were sown with cuttings from Valley Rhone. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre have taken to the local surrounds and today yield the finest harvests in Victoria. A deeply charismatic wine of provocative sweet and savoury fruit characters, exquisitely balanced over a length of elegant, tensile tannins.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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Bright scarlet colour. Cherry smoke nose, apricots and char, chocolate box aromas over a background of spiced oak. Opulent, elegant palate, fleshy, nutty and luscious with layers of red berries, viscous with fruit, seamless, the cherry spice of Grenache, the bramble plum juiciness of Shiraz and savoury tannic grip of Mourvedre, finishing long, velvety and fine.
Tahbilk Museum Release Cabernet Sauvignon
Nagambie Lakes
Available in cartons of six
Established circa 1860, amongst the scenic Nagambie Lakes, Tahbilk is one of Australia's most historic wineries, with a long and proud history of producing Victoria's most reliable Cabernet Sauvignon. Following his return from service after World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine hidden in 1876 under the Tahbilk cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after 71 years. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet vines.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
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Tahbilk has some 28 hectares of Cabernet which have consistantly yielded wines of considerable richness and character. Younger vines which are the progeny of this older rootstock form the backbone of fruit. Grapes are crushed in the Tahbilk winery's Pit, the must is pumped into the original open oak vats where cultivated yeasts are introduced. Carbon dioxide, which is formed during fermentation, forces skins, the cap, to rise to the top. Twice daily the juice from the bottom is pumped over the top of the cap which serves to extract colour, flavour and tannins. The final wine is treated to maturation for up to eighteen months in a selection of 100 year old French oak barrels.
 
Deep red colour. Aromas of warm red currants, plums and black cherries with hints of mint and Mediterranean herbs. Very crisp and full bodied on the palate, minty, capsicum notes with bright and intense berry fruits, a generous amount of juicy fruit underpinned by a supportive web of fine grained, chewy tannins before a long lasting finish. Well worth pouring alongside bacon wrapped quail or your favourite recipe of slow braised rissole.
Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
Many of the earliest pioneers to plant vines in the thirsty colonies of young Australia, favoured the characterful styles which were native to the south of France. Tahbilk was originally established with cuttings of the more charismatic varietals from Valley Rhone, bequeathing a legacy of the nation's most venerable Marsanne. Museum Release affords enthusiasts of classically evolved white wine, the opportunity to engage with the sumptuous applecake, nuttyness and flor of an estate matured Marsanne.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
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Deep straw, light tawny hues. Honeyed nose, toastyness and braised fruits, summer straw and festive mince pie. Complex palate, layered with developed, multi citrus characters, peach danish and toasty tropical fruits, all kept vital by crisp apple acidity. Will accompany delicately cooked pork dishes or dover sole inspired recipes.
Tahbilk Museum Release Shiraz
Nagambie
Available in cartons of six
Tahbilk are a bulwark of Victorian Shiraz, the original plantings are some of Australia's eldest productive vines. Traditional vinification techniques, as practised by Tahbilk's winemakers in the 1860s, are still employed, the original Chais of the wineworks remain to this day a most integral part of the operation. Wine & Spirits Magazine selected Tahbilk's original 1860 Vines Shiraz Vineyard as one of the great twenty five vineyards in the world, along with such illustrious icons as Romanee Conti La Tache and Chateau Lafite, Vega Sicilia and Chateau Y'Quem.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
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Tahbilk does the Rhone varietals so very well and enjoys an international reputation for its protected and ancient pre-phyloxera stock. Located in the heart of Nagambie Lakes region, the property comprises over a thousand hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of eleven kilometres on the Goulburn River and eight kilometres of permanent backwaters and creeks. A measure of the expertise and alchemy that go into Tahbilk's distinguished limited release, flagship wines are applied to the vintage Shiraz. Vinified in the original estate open oak vats, over 150 years old, twice racked into clean casks, leaving the lees behind, followed by maturation in fine French oak barrels for up to eighteen months.
 
A deep red/ magenta colour in the glass. Aromas of plum and spice with background peppery hints leading to a solidly constructed palate of blackberry, plum and anise fruits with firm but not overly intrusive tannins on the finish. A rock solid wine that will please the faithful as well as leading new converts to the Tahbilk Shiraz altar.
Tahbilk Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz
Nagambie
Available in cases of 6
Tahbilk have the magic touch with old vines, custodians of a priceless prephylloxera block established in 1860 and productive to this day. Sourced from parcels averaging thirty to forty years of age, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are treated to a traditional old world style of open ferments in an ancient collection of 150 year old oak vats, followed by extended maturation in a mix of the finest French and American oak. The perfect accompaniement to seared rib, kipflers and red wine jus.
$4099each
$491DOZEN
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Bright crimson colour. Mélange of ripe dark berry fruit bouquets, brambles and multilayered spice, nutmeg and star anise. Blackcurrant and plum fruit flavours, a weight of blackberry on the robust and expansive, generously flavoured palate, complex and intricate over a superb length of remarkably fine grained tannins.
Tahbilk Riesling
Nagambie
Available by the dozen
Tahbilk are one of Australia's historically significant, grand old winemaking estates. Founded in 1860 and labelled as Chateau Tahbilk until recent years, it is the home of seriously old, white varietal vineyards. Riesling is a style that Tahbilk do extremely well, cleanly fragrant and soft on the palate, with the distinctive presence of Goulburn Valley fruit, its crisp lime acid backbone supports an extended length of flavour, exquisite varietal complexity and graceful arcadian charm.
$1849each
$221DOZEN
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Pale yellow hues. Lovely nose of penetrating lime and complex citrus bouquets, florals, chalkiness, calico and talc. Juicy palate of citrus flavours, orange kernel and lemon curd, lively lime, minerality and chalk, before a zippy, fresh and lingering, lime acid finish. A splendid match to fried silver whitings, dusted calamari or dressed and marinated scallops in shell.
1 - 12 of 14 Wines By Tahbilk
Established 1860, Tahbilk is one of Australia's most scenic and 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 168 hectares of vines which include the rare Rhone whites of Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne, along with classical varieties such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho.

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Harvest commences in early March and continues for five to six weeks with approximately 1,600 tonnes of 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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In 1860, the same year that Phylloxera was first observed in France, Melbourne businessmen, including John Pinney Bear, formed a company to create a vineyard on the Goulburn River, with the grand aim of planting a million vines, an achievement yet to be realised with some 360,000 vines currently planted! The site chosen was referred to by Aboriginals as tabilk-tabilk meaning the place of many waterholes.

The next major development came in 1875 with the construction of a New Cellar, running at right angles to the 1860 Cellar

Excavated in just 12 weeks by James Purbrick (a third cousin to Reginald who was to purchase Tahbilk some 50 years later), 20,000 cubic yards of soil was removed by horse drawn carts (one of which is on display in the original cart-sheds opposite Cellar Door). The walls and arch of the New Cellar are 3 feet thick with the arch being self-supporting (using no keystone) and then covered with earth. The bricks are interlocked as only sand and lime were used to join them together with the whole cellar completed in time for the 1876 vintage.

The Swiss-French impact then continued with Francois Coueslant, considered in his day to be a most knowledgeable vigneron and progressive farm-manager, taking on the General Managers role from 1877 -1888. He was responsible for, amongst many innovations, the construction of the distinctive Tower (1882) that surmounts the original Winery building and features on current Tahbilk labels.

The Tower's first level played a functional role in winemaking until the 1940's. The second level was used as a storeroom for oats for the horses, with the third level described by Coueslant as "an observation room, from which you will be able to have an eye over all the vineyard, which fact may help the work a little". The upper level was purely aesthetic.

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The appearance of Phylloxera in the Tahbilk vineyard in the late 1800's led to a decline in the winery's operations

The advent of Phylloxera, a vine louse that attacks the roots of grape vines and which decimated the European vineyards & Victoria's burgeoning Wine industry of the day, coupled with the death of John Pinney Bear and departure of Coueslant, lead to a period of decline in the fortunes of Tahbilk. In 1925 Reginald Purbrick, entrepreneur and later Member of the British House of Commons, purchased the property from the Bear family with the idea of rooting out all vines and subdividing it into dairy farms. Finally persuaded that the winery was viable he offered it to his son Eric, then a law and history student at Cambridge University, who took over management and winemaking responsibilities in 1931.

Faced with the dual problems of the Great Depression and lack of public interest in table wine, as well as his own viticultural inexperience, Eric succeeded in becoming an innovator in the wine industry and was the first to market bottled wine under its varietal name in Australia. Eric was joined by his son John in 1955, and John's son Alister - a graduate of the Winemaking Course at Roseworthy College, took over the role as winemaker and General Manager in 1978 and continues to this day.

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