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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Built for the long haul and the cellar - approachable now, but I do believe that Cabernet needs a good sleep before showing at its best.

Opens with flashes of oak, eucalypt and a dense core of black fruit: cassis, damson and their ilk. Cedary, hints of mocha and coffee oak - a good solid Cabernet core.

The palate shows spice, freshened up with good acid; tannin is drying, good and chewy - you just want to see how they'll look once softened. Finishes with a meaty twist, salumi-esque in some regards Well structured. 92

Tasted on: Wednesday 2nd October, a Fruit Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $69.50
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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