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Tahbilk Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Tahbilk Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Earthy and slightly meaty, with deep aromas of cassis, blackberries and cedar/vanilla oak backed by suggestions of mint and menthol. Firm and fine-grained, it's long and sinewy, with intense, rather primary and minty flavours of blackberries and plums coated with a drying astringency. It's very complete, and has all the fruit and structure for the long journey.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; earthy notes are starting to come through along with black fruits and tannins; obviously, I am not totally convinced by the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Ripe and meaty, this substantial but slightly overcooked cabernet backs its baked and currant like fruit with an astringent backbone of firm tannins. There is a varnishy aspect to the nose, while the raisined palate reveals undertones of plums and red berries, with lingering fruit sweetness it might lack consistency of ripeness, out could cellar well and slowly into an interesting wine of idiosyncratic Tahbilk style.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium- to full-bodied; straight blackcurrant/blackberry fruit; slightly stringy tannins. Still coming to terms with itself, and may flourish with 5 years in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2000 Vintage) says
Tiring, raw arid astringent, with light plum, cranberry and blackcurrant fruit checked by stale, baggy old cask characters. Leathery and choco-latey, losing its freshness and vitality, it finishes raw and drying, with earthy, dull fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
81
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; ripe blackcurrant; smooth, supple and cedary; none of the ferocious tannins; history proves longevity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
Jeremy Oliver (1998 Vintage) says
Robust, profoundly structured and astringent red whose layers of fruit and flavour are only slowly coaxed from the glass. Its earthy aromas of sweet red and black berries, coffee grounds, cedar/chocolate oak and minty menthol complexity herald a firm, drying palate constructed about a firm rod of astringent tannins. It will take time to mellow, but there should be enough fruit remaining by the time it ultimately does.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
93
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Excellent varietal character; strong blackcurrant aroma and flavour; great structure and finish; delicate French oak and controlled tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a solid bouquet in traditional earthy/dusty varietal mode, backed by subtle oak, is followed by a palate which presents an altogether different picture: it is rich and sweet, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, balanced tannins and the usual downplayed oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
91

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