Similar notes to 117 weeks ago although on this occasion it showed better than then. The impression of trying to over finesse wines from an area like Heathcote remains, however it did show meaty and spicy notes and presented as more Northern Rhone in style than Heathcote. This is Alain Graillots Australian venture. — 11 hours ago
Ripping acidity balancing out the off dry sweetness. Tennis balls and apples. Delicious. — 11 days ago
Just right, balanced and a medium length finish. — 2 months ago
A little background first. Marsanne is one of the world’s rarest grape varieties originating in the Northern Rhone and Hermitage regions of France. It is grown in only 3 other countries, Australia, USA and Switzerland. Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world. Located in Central Victoria 120 kilometres north of Melbourne and originally established in 1860. Purchased by the Purbrick Family in 1925 and now run by the 5 th generation of that family. As to the wine itself - Mid Lemon in colour. Nose of citrus, honeysuckle and a touch of mouldy oranges. On the palate medium to full bodied - Marsanne is one of those white varieties that put on weight with age. Verging on unctuous like other Rhone varieties like Roussanne and Viognier. Amazing QPR - I paid $15 for this at Dan Murphys. They have another Marsanne cuvée of vines planted in 1927 which is a bit dearer. I wish I had bought a dozen! Delicious! — 5 days ago
Complex and spicey, this is my go to wine hand. A real favorite. — 2 months ago
Currant and perfume on the nose with some vanilla and subtle saline minerality. Full bodied dark fruits, velvet on the tongue, great mouthfeel. Tight, moderately tannic, then a smooth prolonged finish.
(Opened on my dad’s 80th) — 9 days ago
Yummy!! Thank you, D & H for sharing!! — 17 days ago
Beautifully floral, crunchy orange wine — a month ago
Fruity and fresh, well balanced!
Great value — 2 months ago