"Commenced by my father Eric with a Shiraz from the 1948 harvest, the best fruit from each vintage is put aside for release as what were then known as 'Special Bin', then 'Reserve' and now 'Eric Stevens Purbrick'.They are wines that set the upper level benchmark for reds at Tahbilk and quite simply are the finest we do.It was 4 years until we saw the first 'Special Bin' Cabernet Sauvignon release coming as it did from the 1952 vintage. More sophisticated vineyard practices now see side by side releases the norm -- praise be for that!"Very dark red black colour. Intensely ripe and deep fruit cake plum and black currant aromas. It's almost South Australian. Dense and concentrated palate stacks plenty of weight into the mix. Lovely wine."
"93 pts ... The 2005 Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet in color with intense cassis and mint aromas over subtler notes of pencil shavings, truffles, soy and black olive. Tightly knit, the condensed palate is finely constructed with medium-high acid and a firm level of grainy tannins. Still appearing very youthful, this wine should be at its best from 2014-2024+."