Chateau Tahbilk 1860 Vines Shiraz 2006 » $319.00 (✔in stock) | Cellarit
Chateau Tahbilk 1860 Vines Shiraz

92 Points Robert Parker

With a deep garnet color, the 2006 Shiraz is a little funky / gamey to begin, with a core of ripe blackberries, earth and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied with a medium to high level of fine tannins and medium to high acid, it is superbly balanced by concentrated fruit and gives a long spicy finish. Approachable now, this wine should be delicious to 2018+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2010

99 Points James Halliday

The colour is very bright, the bouquet intriguing and complex, but it's the palate that sends the senses into overdrive. Rarely has a wine had such intense power and drive built on such a pure fruit core, relegating the 100% new French oak and tannins to a background role. Even better than the '09. 191 dozen made. Drink to 2040.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2015

97 Points James Halliday

Every surviving vine in this block was planted in 1860, with a rising number of gaps, dramatically increased by a freak frost in '07. The tragedy is heightened by the beauty of this wine, with its bright crimson hue, and elegant array of red and black cherry fruit, spice, fine tannins and fruitcake on the finish. The price should be at least $500 a bottle. Drink to 2050.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2013

97 Points James Halliday

Outstanding retention of crimson hue, bright and clear on the rim; the bouquet sets the scene for the intense and pure black and red berry fruits of the medium-bodied palate, its exceptional length drawn out by fine-grained tannins, oak an incidental extra. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2012

97 Points James Halliday

Exceptionally bright, clear crimson with no hint of colour change; this one of the best 1860s Vines ever made. It has effortless power that invests the palate with extreme length, the red and black cherry fruit responsible for all the aroma and flavour, oak merely a vehicle, the tannins superfine. The number of vines killed by frost in 2007 is a tragedy of monumental proportions. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. September, 2011

96 Points James Halliday

The colour (as is usual) is not strong, but the hue is good; an elegant medium-bodied, finely boned and structured wine; more to do with what it does not say than what it does, ie moderate alcohol and restrained oak. For all that, this is one of the great wines for classicists. All the vines were planted in 1860, and there has been no replacement of dead vines with young vines, not even using cuttings from the old; 275 dozen made. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2007

94 Points James Halliday

Strong colour; dark berry fruits, spice and licorice; different flavour register; tannins persistent but will soften before the fruit. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2010

93 Points James Halliday

Medium red-purple; the moderately intense bouquet is smooth, with pleasingly sweet cherry/raspberry varietal fruit, the oak subdued. The palate, while driven by fruit, is very much the iron fist in velvet glove style, the tannin and extract management excellent. Reminiscent of the 1971 Tahbilk Shiraz tasted a few days previously in another context. Drink to 2017.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2002

90 Points James Halliday

Medium red-purple; the solid bouquet is stacked with ripe plum fruit together with touches of chocolate and vanilla flowing into a powerful, concentrated, rich and sweet palate with a mix of plum, berry and mint, supported by lingering tannins through the mid to back palate. The best 1860s Vines wine for years. 290 dozen made. Drink to 2015.
Source: James Halliday. October, 2000

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