Marsanne

Rémy Nodin

Vieilles Vignes Le Suchat Saint-Péray Marsanne 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Superb air minerality. Honeycomb, honeysuckle, huge airiness. Dense, ethereal and layered nose. Wow. This smells like Hermitage. So refined and elite. Palate is incredibly rich and pure. So much energy. Also very very young. Acid is intense as is the finishing minerality. Superb elegance. So well knit and textured. Juicy and so so so mineral. Nimble. Shows it’s old vine breeding. So intense and sappy. Wonderful wine. Treat this like white hermitage. Wait 5-7 years.

9.3 to 9.5 on Day 2.

Sleek aromas of mineral, layered minerals. Huge Marsanne minerality. Yellow fruits, what balance, concentration and juiciness. Sick texture. How pure. Awesome. Amazing depth. This is brilliant. Nimble, long, energetic and mineral. Stunning.
— 9 days ago

Josh, Mike and 6 others liked this

Jean-Baptiste Souillard

Marsanne 2017

White plum, white and jasmine tea, super enticing and inviting on the nose. Super robust and satisfying on the palate. Peach, lactic notes, honeydew, white grape and marzipan. Clean and such a good zip for a fat wine — 20 days ago

Jazmina
with Jazmina
Daniel P. liked this

Riverside Vintners

Barossa Valley Roussanne-Marsanne Blend 2017

17’Powell & Son Roussanne Marsanne.

Callum Powell convinced his father to make this wine. Happy he did so.

This is a 70%-30% blend.
FROM THE WINERY-

“The Roussanne Marsanne shows notes of butterscotch, honeyed citrus, stone fruit, white florals and apricot kernel. The palate is shows creamy phenolic texture, though not in the slightest part oily. Flavours of stone fruit and honey abound with light lemony acid to maintain the long finish. The wine finishes with white peach and subtle savoury ham hock, with persistent phenolics driving to the end of the palate.”

FYI- They have 2 $750 dollar Shiraz. Had to take a double look.😳
— 22 days ago

David, James and 48 others liked this

Domaine Borie de Maurel

La Belle Aude Marsanne 2019

Dan R
9.1

Gorgeous s. French white. Delicate and wispy-textured, peach focused with a slatey backbone and salty finish. Understated and very very pretty. A great discovery, especially in the context of how little attention is paid to whites in the region. Best at cellar temp. Obviously young and improved steadily with a bit of air time — 13 days ago

Ken, Stuart and 6 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

De l'Orée Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 2009

Interesting to have seen this against the Keller. It seems pretty unfair, for me at least, to have pitted a Marsanne against a Riesling, but there's surprisingly more similarities here than I'd like to admit. They were both highly intense, strongly herbal, almost-exotic in their fruit profile, and ungodly in length. Of course I preferred the Keller's striking incisiveness, but there's a certain elegance in the smoky minerality of the Chapoutier that's quite alluring. This is undoubtedly a RP100 - rich, oily, concentrated, and very full. Finishes deeply warming with a nutty bitter touch. Surprisingly, I actually liked this. Went well with our Chinese banquet. — a month ago

Bob, Ron and 19 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Les Granilites Saint-Joseph Blanc Marsanne 2011

Funky, dark, delicious. Slightly sweet and peachy. Good with chips and salsa the day after a wedding. — 20 days ago

Domaine Auguste Clape

St. Péray Blanc Marsanne 2016

I love Clape and this wine is impressive for what it is, but it’s not my style. For me, it’s slightly oxidized just to the point of not being refreshing. Then again, even with low acidity, it manages to linger and linger on the palate. For the nose, nuts and dried white flowers galore. — 17 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Ron, Bob and 19 others liked this

Rémy Nodin

Lys Florissant Sparkling St. Peray Marsanne Roussanne 2013

Alt champagne.

Nose is elegantly rich. The merest hint of florality. Not tropical which is unusual given the grape and region.

Palate is very elegant with a hint of krug like richness and depth.

Bought from fass selections.
— 8 days ago

Neil, Josh and 3 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 2006

ripe eccentric thick aromatic iconoclastic. Never enough descriptors for these old vine radical plantings. Please don’t stop making these wines. — a month ago

Mike, Billy and 4 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Bulles d'Alain St. Péray Marsanne 2014

A pleasent wine , my best so far of this kind. — 18 days ago

Peter liked this