1986 was a good year for Australian reds, and Tahbilk is well known for producing ageworthy wines.
A good deal of sediment has settled in the bottle, but the color is still deep and dark with good brilliance. The minty, blackcurrant, black cherry aromas are typical of many good Australian Cabs. And they carry over on the palate. There is plenty of life in this wine--an assertive Aussie personality but not a great deal of subtlty. Muscular, straightforward and somewhat rustic. A very enjoyable drink. And I might have enjoyed it even more had I not paired it with a lovely 1983 Chateau Cantemerle from the southern Medoc.