Purchased by Reginald Purbrick in 1925, his son Eric took over management of Tahbilk in 1931. Heading to winemaking for over 40 vintages before handing over to his grandson Alister in 1978, Eric was one of the early pioneers of varietal labelling in Australia and continued to be a strong influence in the direction of the estate until his passing in 1991. Perhaps his greatest contribution to Tahbilk was to create the "Special Bin" Shiraz in 1948 which was to be made, and continues to be made, from the best vats of a particular vintage. In 1952 a ‘Special Bin’ Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the range with both releases becoming known as ‘Reserve’ in 1985. In recognition of his achievements, these 'best of a vintage’ wines now carry his name and signature … Eric Stevens Purbrick.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon


Nagambie Lakes



Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied


Warm, dark fruits are interwoven with eucalypt and dried herbs, sweet spice notes, a dash of black olive and cedary French oak



Food Pairing

Slow cooked lamb shanks or mushroom risotto


This product is from an eco-producer - purchases of this product count towards Green Tier eligibility

”Crushed and destemmed fruit, fermented with cultured yeast. Matured 18 months in French oak (30-40% new). Eric Stevens Purbrick, the grandfather of CEO, Alister Purbrick, created the traditions that hold the producer in good stead in the 21st Century. These culminate beautifully, artfully, in the '17 Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet. This is definitely about a taste of tradition, of measured oak, of ripe fruit allowed to fully express, and a sense of place in the earthy, dusty savouriness. This is no power cabernet. Aromas of the Aussie bush, sage, baked earth, light herbals and violets. A warm, inviting palate of dark chocolate and spice, finishing with firm tannins. Elegant and enticing now, but save some for later.”
– Jeni Port

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 95

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Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2017