Marsanne

Domaine Gilles Barge

La Ribaudy Saint-Joseph Marsanne 2017

Nose is gorgeous. Like a mountain air flowing over a field of tropical flowers. Beautiful. A hint of opulence but perfectly integrated and so elegant. Wow.

Palate is mineral. Light integrated fruit. Delicious. Lacks the density to be better than this but good I love this. Blind might have guessed savoie but doesn’t have that pine thing. But it’s that elegant. So clean and perfect. Seamless.

Long finish. Like drinking fresh cold creek water after a long hot hike.

This is insane for 30 minutes and then just very good afterwards. Not a wine to sit with methinks.

Bought from fass selections.
— a day ago

Andrew, Lyle and 6 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Circa J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2015

Fresh nose with lemon peel, waxy pear and a touch of spice. Richly textured but still has a sense of focus with pear and orange fruit tones. — 20 days ago

Ira liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2000

Chave 2000 Hermitage Blanc showed just as well as the bottle I had earlier this year. I have such an appreciation for Rhône Blanc especially from the greats like Chave and Rayas. This 2000 is really in the zone showing layers of rich unctuous spiced orchard fruit, grilled nuts, brown butter and honeysuckle with superb length and persistence. — a month ago

Charles, Jan and 7 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Blanc Hermitage Marsanne 2008

Honey color. Nose gives waxy lychee and golden apple. Texturally soft and round. Finish lingers asymptotically. — 13 days ago

Severn, Shay and 6 others liked this

Domaine Christophe Curtat

Sous l'Amandier St. Joseph Marsanne 2018

Belle marsanne sans presence du bois intempestif
J aime bien
— 16 days ago

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Serge Mismetti

Serge Mismetti

C’est une très belle cuvée

Château Ollieux Romanis

Cuvée Prestige Corbières Roussanne Marsanne 2019

Vanilla and cream, developing into green fruits and minerality — at WineNot — 13 days ago

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Blanc Marsanne-Roussanne Blend 2018

Orange, melon, minerals on the mid palate — 14 days ago

Domaine des Pierres Sèches Sylvain Gauthier

Saint-Joseph Marsanne Roussanne 2019

Lyle Fass
9.2

Mostly Marsanne and this clocks in at a whopping 15%! Nose is rich and ripe. Very pure. Fascinating Marsanne minerality. Buttery but high end French buttery. Smells big. Palate is quite elegant and shows less heat than the 14.5% Viognier. It’s still there but this is rich and dense for sure but also playful and light at the same time. Very juicy, lovely freshness and as the wine opens it retains more freshness and the heat goes away. Marsanne handles alcohol much better than Viognier. Nose gets much more refined and elegant as it airs out and wow that finish is super long. Really well made. Teetering between 9.2 and 9.3 right now. I’ll see where air brings this . — 15 days ago

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Louis Barruol

La Pierrelle Hermitage Marsanne 2015

Full bodied, vibrant. — 19 days ago

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Mas Des Agrunelles

Nicot Grenache Blanc Blend 2020

New release is actually 50% Grenache Blanc, 50% Marsanne… from languedoc but at a high elevation so surprisingly crisp and delicate, but still with a bit of an unbalanced floral edge that isn’t totally up my particular alley. — 11 days ago

Josh and David liked this