Tahbilk Shiraz 2012
Tahbilk are carbon neutral now, another notch for what is an environmentally conscientious winery. Good to see.
Historically I’m more a fan of the Cabernet Sauvignon, but I think this richer Tahbilk Shiraz 2012 is more appealing for an immediate drink. Dark red with a faint purple edge, this is typically earthy and rustic, with the slightly rough and tumble style extractive style propped up with chocolate oak sweetness.
Rich fruited, richly oaked, but with that classic hearty core, this is only going to get better, and offer good hearty drinking.
Details: 13.7%, Screwcap, $25.70
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? As a cellaring bargain this is handy, though I’d recommend rather than buy/drink.
Buy online: Dan Murphys, Tahbilk