Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia
The nose and palate of Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon exhibit an intense mixture of eucalyptus and spice combined with blackberry undertones. The finish is long and flavorsome and balanced with fine grape tannins.
Australian Wine Companion - "Good hue; a complex blend of six vineyard blocks planted between 1949 and '01; its flavours are lively and juicy, with cassis obvious along with fine, ripe tannins; oak, as always, adds more to texture than flavour."
Wine Spectator - "This smooth and appealing red delivers succulent ripe currant and blackberry flavors, shaded with hints of coffee and subtle spices, lingering against refined tannins."
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 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. View all Tahbilk Wines
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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in Australia.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3 }div>3.2 out of 5 stars
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- 4 Stars: 3
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- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 1
8 ratings, 5 with reviewsStuart Roy - Miami, FL112/30/2014I was not impressed. The nose had a slightly skunky note that I could not discern, but was not pleasing and the overall taste was a bit too tart and dry for my liking. I prefer a more rounded character with more fruit forward notes.Andrew Hysell - Hartford, CT511/2/2014
Bought a bottle for my parents anniversary-they enjoyed it so much, I had to send them the link.WIll D - Biloxi, MS48/14/2014Needs several hours oxygen.Adam Z - Brooklyn, NY35/27/2014dchall2 - Johnstown, PA34/3/2014
- Big & Bold
Very goodcorobinson - Oneonta, AL41/12/2014Ian Emerson - Madison, WI411/24/2013211/6/2013
- Big & Bold
I wanted to like this wine, certainly its advertised style fits my taste. Sadly it just does not deliver. The fruit tastes crushed and the tannins are bitter. No oak is really in evidence. The price is right but there are many better choices.
- Earth & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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