Time to look back at last Christmas in the Christmas advent wine calendar.
I’d purchased this wine during the year in 2015 in preparation for a special occasion, which turned out to be Christmas of 2015.
The old vines Cabernet Shiraz comes from Tahbilk’s oldest vines in the vineyard dating back to the 1860’s.
These old vines are what gives the wine it’s roundness and flavour.
Earning 96 points from James Halliday, here’s what the great man had to say about the wine:
“As one might expect, the colour, the bouquet and the palate all attest to the youth of the wine, yet it has all the hallmarks of the old vines: blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry fruit are the drivers of the bouquet and palate alike, French and American oak totally integrated: the most remarkable aspect is the fine, supple tannins making it a classic two-way proposition.”
It’s a great wine to have at the Christmas table. I wonder what this year will bring?! Stay tuned!!
Until next time winos,