Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbick Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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TECS200210 UCAU
  • Still has 10 years of ageing in the tank
  • Tahbilk have some of the oldest vines in Victoria
  • 2002 was a 10/10 vintage
  • 1 or more bottles
    $109.99
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  • Campbell Mattin
    95 points
  • James Halliday
    96 points
  • Huon Hooke
    95 points

Editors notes

10/10 vintage making an amazing Cabernet Sauvignon

Founded in 1860, Tahbilk is responsible for producing Australian wines from some of the oldest vines in the world.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Graphite

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Campbell Mattinson

    95
    "There’s a fair dollop of minty, mentholy character here but the overall balance and style of the wine is magnificent. It tastes of dark cherries and blackberries, game and cedarwood, its easy-going power and easy-going tannin structure cut straight from the top ranks. This will age gloriously for as long as the cork holds out."
  • James Halliday

    96
    "Pleasant earthy/cedary aromas; springs into life on the palate, supple and smooth, yet full of life, with perfect balance and length. This really is a breakthrough for Tahbilk."
  • Huon Hooke

    95
    "Deep purple red, amazingly good colour for its age. Red fruits rather than black, and no leafiness at all, yet it doesn't lack varietal character. Good wine: clean and true, fruit-driven and holding its youth well; tight palate with abundant flavour and elegance. Very tannic, but the tannins are of first-rate quality. Fine grained and supple, ripe and integrated, running the full length of the palate. Concentrated and with profound flavours. A Peter Pan that will go on and on. Lovely drink, now and for many years to come. To 2030."

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Locations

Australia

Australia's wine industry is a thriving part of the country's economy, contributing significantly to employment, production, export, and tourism. In fact, the industry is the fourth-largest wine exporter in the world, shipping out 760 million liters of wine to countries including France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. One of the key factors contributing to Australia's success as a "New World" wine producer is the formal export and marketing of its wines through Wine Australia.

Australia's wine regions are scattered across the south and southeast, with almost every state boasting its own vineyards. Victoria, for example, is home to an impressive 21 wine regions. Some of the most famous wine regions in Australia include Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and local regions to New South Wales such as Cowra, Southern Highlands, and Mudgee.

Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.

With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.

Victoria

The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grapevines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well-known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for its outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia’s most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.

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