Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

$19.99
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The 2010 vintage is available for: $18.99
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Item No. 124790
  • red wine
  • JH93
  • WS90
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

"This smooth and appealing red delivers succulent ripe currant and blackberry flavors, shaded with hints of coffee and subtle spices, lingering against refined tannins."
90 Points

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WIll D - Biloxi, MS (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/14/2014)
Needs several hours oxygen.
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dchall2 - Johnstown, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/3/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Very good
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Rating:
(11/6/2013)
Style: Earth & Spicy
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.
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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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Critical Acclaim "The blockbuster 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa came from two sources, the Morisoli Vineyard in St. Helena and the ...
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