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    Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz - Australia

    Ratings

    • JH94
    • W&S93
    Price: $49.99
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    Professional Ratings: 94 Australian Wine Companion, 93 Wine & Spirits, 92 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Australia

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112383

    Winemaker's Notes:

    All great wines are made as much in the vineyard as they are in the winery. Commenced by the current generation's father Eric with a Shiraz from the 1948 harvest, the best fruit from each vintage is put aside for release as what were then known as 'Special Bin', then 'Reserve' and now 'Eric Stevens Purbrick'. They are wines that set the upper level benchmark for reds at Tahbilk and quite simply are the finest they do.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Red-purple, clear and bright; dark fruits/blackberry/licorice/tar aromas and flavours, oak playing a minimal role; excellent balance and length; years to go.

    94 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    Alister Purbruck named his top selection of shiraz for his grandfather, who made the wine at Tahbilk from 1931 to 1978. This vintage starts out meaty, with black satin tannins and formidable cherry confit fruit. What seems straightforward and luscious develops into a complex and refined pleaseure over the course of several days. It's a cracious shiraz, leaving room for food, particularly rack of lamb.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Barely showing any signs of development, the 2005 Eric Stevens Purbrick Shiraz reveals a deep garnet-purple color. Dark cherry and blackberry aromas dominate the nose with some savory, meaty notes and touch of damp earth. Crisp and very tight, this medium to full-bodied wine has a medium to high level of rounded tannins and a long finish. This wine should be approachable from 2012 and drinking well through 2022+.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Supple, ripe, complex and meaty, with savory flavors playing against focused plum and spice notes, expressed through an open frame. Shows deftness and length. Drink now through 2019.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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