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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Tahbilk Shiraz 1998
Tahbilk Shiraz 1998
(search item no. 27723)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $24.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

1998 Shiraz is vibrant and deeply coloured, showing concentrated and intense spice, pepper and red berry fruit characters balanced with a fresh acidity and firm grape tannins - a wine of truly outstanding potential!!

Lock as many bottles in the cellar as your willpower will allow, but should the spirit weaken dont dismay because it is quite superb drinking now with Glazed Beef Spareribs or Pasta with Prosciutto and Cheese.

My Notes:

About Tahbilk:

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.