Tahbilk

Marsanne

9.011 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Marsanne
Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Veal, Asian Cuisine, Chicken, Pork, Shellfish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Fish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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!

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!

Nov 30th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon in colour. A restrained Wine on the palate yet with good intensity if that makes sense. Beguiling. You would swear this was 3 years old not 12 years. Still noticeable acid and mineral and will live for years before it develops its trademark Honeysuckle notes. Has some grapefruit bitterness. One needs to be very patient with Marsanne - such a long living grape for dry Whites like Semillon. Next one in 3 to 5 years.

Mid Lemon in colour. A restrained Wine on the palate yet with good intensity if that makes sense. Beguiling. You would swear this was 3 years old not 12 years. Still noticeable acid and mineral and will live for years before it develops its trademark Honeysuckle notes. Has some grapefruit bitterness. One needs to be very patient with Marsanne - such a long living grape for dry Whites like Semillon. Next one in 3 to 5 years.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2018
Brash Higgins

Waxy kerosene, deep golden, lovely wine

Waxy kerosene, deep golden, lovely wine

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2016
Aaron Vanderbeek

Most unique wine of the evening!

Most unique wine of the evening!

Sep 6th, 2012
Alex Fishman

Incredible fragrance, waxy kerosene. Very cool gold color.

Incredible fragrance, waxy kerosene. Very cool gold color.

Sep 6th, 2012
John Lenart

John had this 5 years ago

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Jun 27th, 2015
Julia Weinberg

Julia had this 8 years ago

Julia had this 8 years ago

Sep 6th, 2012
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

8.4

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Sep 5th, 2012
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Aug 8th, 2015
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Sep 29th, 2014