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A Stunning 94-Point Cab at a Price that Will Stop You in Your Tracks - 11/10/2017 - Australia

Securing a 94 point review and at the lowest price in the nation, the 2013 Tahbilk Estate Cab is an outstanding value of the highest order. We’ve found that many Cabs at such a modest price, while delicious and well-made, don’t always offer a true, varietally correct profile. Not so with the 2013 Tahbilk! This beauty is 100% Cab through and through and will make fans of both Bordeaux and Napa take notice. The overall presentation is very neatly packaged with supple, well-integrated tannins, a smooth texture, and a finish that is as long as it is enjoyable. Simply put, this value-priced red has it all going on, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from this historic winery which dates all the way back to the 1890s. You’ll find this 2013 priced over $20 elsewhere, but we were able to cut a pretty sweet deal, bringing it in for a fraction of that price. When it comes to wines with an excellent price-to-points ratio like this one, we act and act quickly and you should too.

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2013 Tahbilk Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Nagambie Lakes Victoria (Elsewhere $20+) ($14.99)

94 points James Halliday: "Excellent crimson-purple hue; herb and bay leaf announce their presence on the bouquet, blackcurrant quickly following and taking control on the palate. A very successful Tahbilk Cabernet." (11/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Intense and concentrated, with black walnut overtones and firm, espresso-tinged tannins complementing a mix of savory notes and underbrush and plum flavors. Complex and harmonious on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2026. (MW)" (11/2016)

Staff ImageRyan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: July 14, 2017

What's not to like here!? This is a stunning bottle of Cabernet, ticking all the boxes for the varietal, made by a great producer with a heritage going back centuries and it has a price tag of under $15! Dark blue/black fruit, rich, med-full-bodied texture, refined tannins give the wine great shape and length on the palate. Some leafy tobacco notes add intrigue as does the perfectly judged oak. This is a seriously polished, classy wine for sub-$20...and at our current pricing this is just ridiculous.

Staff ImageStefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: June 26, 2017

I cannot stress enough the incredible value I think this Cab is for the price it is listed at. It is a legit Cab Sauv with soft oak notes and rich fruit. The tannins are subtle, but the complexity is there, detailing the experienced winemaking, as this is a hard balance to hit. This Cab tastes as though it has aged for years as it holds the complexity I look for with the softness of long-lasting wine. This producer should be on your radar if it's not already.