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2018 Tahbilk Grenache Mourvedre Rose

2018 Tahbilk Grenache Mourvedre Rose

96 Points - James Halliday
92 Points & Buy of the Week - Toni Paterson MW

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  • Tahbilk is one of Victoria's leading cool climate wineries. Located in Nagambie, Tahbilk has on hand some of the oldest known plantings of Mourvedre, Shiraz and Marsanne anywhere in the world. It is a great historic estate, and one of the regions highest achievers.

    Looking to expand and diversify, Tahbilk joined the Rose revolution recently with their dry-grown Grenache and Mourvedre blended Rose. First featured in 2017, it hit the ground running, winning the trophy for Best Rose at the Royal Queensland Wine Show. The 2018 vintage follows up on that theme, and has delivered an even more exciting wine. Already it has been nominated as Toni Paterson's Wine of the Week and was a 'Best of the Rest' candidate in James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2018 (where it scored 96 points).


    The 2018 growing season was dry and warm and perfect for growing premium wine grapes. Vintage started early February and progressed very smoothly and although it remained warm, cooler nights kept a lid on sugar accumulation so that ripening progression was close to perfect. 2018 promises to be a very good year, the whites have clear varietal definition and crisp fruit flavours, and the reds are bright and varietal, with concentration and depth.

    Drawing on Estate plantings of Grenache and Mourvedre the fruit is picked early to retain freshness and delicacy, with the grapes crushed and pressed with as little oxygen contact as possible to preserve the fresh fruit characters. A technique favoured in Provence is then used to increase texture and mouthfeel, by mixing the cold juice (including the pulp and solids) with nitrogen gas briefly each day over four days.

    The wine is then racked to produce clear juice and fermented with a specific Rose yeast at 10/14 degrees for 2 weeks prior to being filtered and bottled.


    Bright and appealing red berry fruits sit alongside tantalisingly savoury nuances in a light-hearted package that will surprise with its unexpected depth of character.


    96 Points - James Halliday

    Top 100 Wines 2018: Best of the Rest

    'Pale salmon-pink. Juicy and savoury with gentle cream nuances alongside faint sweet-blossoms. The wine has good weight and gentle spice. A well-balanced, well-made wine, perfect for those who enjoy restrained, textural styles of rosé.'

    92 Points - Buy of the Week, Toni Paterson MW