Riverside Vintners

Barossa Valley Roussanne-Marsanne Blend

9.25 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Roussanne, Marsanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Asian Cuisine
Top Notes For
David L

Slightly better than the prior posting. 

Slightly better than the prior posting. 

Nov 6th, 2020
David L

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.😳

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.😳

Jul 23rd, 2020
JeremyC

I'll start with "confused". Not sure if there may be more than one version of this blend per vtg?? What I read online not matching what I hv or experience. I'm told its 60mars/50rous. The btl bk label says 68% Roussanne/32% Marsanne. Everyone seems to dig it for dif reasons. My btl was a struggle. Very bitter, almost rancid almond like. Could not identify any other notes except aromatics of unfresh tree fruit. Not cooked fruit but spoiled. Didn't hv a whiff of O2 or cork on it so I'm just mad stumped. Barely better in Zalto burg vs Rdl AP. 30 at KL bfr we left Cali. 13.5% had such hi expectations after holding it 2+ yrs. =(

I'll start with "confused". Not sure if there may be more than one version of this blend per vtg?? What I read online not matching what I hv or experience. I'm told its 60mars/50rous. The btl bk label says 68% Roussanne/32% Marsanne. Everyone seems to dig it for dif reasons. My btl was a struggle. Very bitter, almost rancid almond like. Could not identify any other notes except aromatics of unfresh tree fruit. Not cooked fruit but spoiled. Didn't hv a whiff of O2 or cork on it so I'm just mad stumped. Barely better in Zalto burg vs Rdl AP. 30 at KL bfr we left Cali. 13.5% had such hi expectations after holding it 2+ yrs. =(

Dec 19th, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

68% Rousanne 32% marsanne
🤔 confused, its really smooth but I cannot describe what I’m tasting, unlike anything I’ve had, I swear I’m tasting some Scotch in this😳
Parker 92 at $28.00, I think I’m glad i have 2 more🤷‍♂️,
13.5 Abv

68% Rousanne 32% marsanne
🤔 confused, its really smooth but I cannot describe what I’m tasting, unlike anything I’ve had, I swear I’m tasting some Scotch in this😳
Parker 92 at $28.00, I think I’m glad i have 2 more🤷‍♂️,
13.5 Abv

Sep 14th, 2018
Raul Puga

Wow!!! At a tasting with David Powell of Torbreck fame. This is just amazing. Smokey and Luscious. Great aroma. Great finish.

Wow!!! At a tasting with David Powell of Torbreck fame. This is just amazing. Smokey and Luscious. Great aroma. Great finish.

Sep 27th, 2017