An Australian Wine Blog

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz 2008

Tahbilk wines carrying the Eric Stevens Purbrick are made to reflect the best of vintage, only being made when a particular parcel of fruit stands out.

Fairly big-ish feel on opening, though I'd suggest it's more medium bodied. Charry and a touch meaty on opening, though once the perfume kicks in, more elegant notes present: a touch of vanilla oak, mint and black fruit.

Yes, medium bodied. Feels pretty fresh still at five years old - plenty of black fruit offered up; tannin fine and persistent. Not really one for now, don't get me wrong, it drinks well but I feel it will be better in the long run. 92+

Tasted on: Sunday 22nd September, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $69.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.tahbilk.com.au/

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