Tahbilk Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz 2017

Yes, I’ve only just reviewed the widely available 2016 of this wine but this 2017 is now available to Tahbilk wine club members and soon to be rolled out to the rest of the market. The blend for this year sees the blend at Cabernet Sauvignon (51%) and Shiraz (49%).  Note, bottle image is of the 2016.

Tahbilk, Old Vines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Nagambie, 2017

The lift of Shiraz is immediately noticeable with more plummy and clove spice balanced by blackberry, fresh bay leaf and turned earth with plenty of smoky, mocha oak and solid vanilla bean hit. Initially supple with smooth dark fruit and plenty of mocha/spice from the oak with a bitter burnt twang. The palate constricts away to a medium thick swathe of tannins. Just a little disjointed in youth, but will be better with time.

RRP: $46.30
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Tahbilk Wines

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