Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

Price: $49.99 $29.97
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Item No. 112384
  • RP93
  • JH92
  • WE91
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Very dark red black color. Intensely ripe and deep fruit cake plum and black currant aromas - it's almost South Australian. Dense and concentrated palate stacks plenty of weight into the mix. A lovely wine.

All great wines are made as much in the vineyard as they are in the winery. Commenced by the current generation's father Eric with a Shiraz from the 1948 harvest, the best fruit from each vintage is put aside for release as what were then known as 'Special Bin', then 'Reserve' and now 'Eric Stevens Purbrick'. They are wines that set the upper level benchmark for reds at Tahbilk and quite simply are the finest they do.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet in color with intense cassis and mint aromas over subtler notes of pencil shavings, truffles, soy and black olive. Tightly knit, the condensed palate is finely constructed with medium-high acid and a firm level of grainy tannins. Still appearing very youthful, this wine should be at its best from 2014-2024+."
93 Points

"Strong red-purple; blackcurrant fruit; tannins slightly dry; not entirely certain where this is headed. "
92 Points

"Not a fruit bomb at all, this is a harmonious Cabernet, one that gracefully combines cedar and vanilla from oak aging with richly textured cassis fruit. It's full bodied and firmly sturctured, with a long, elegant finish. Drink 2014-2020."
91 Points

Learn About Tahbilk Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other Australia

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 - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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