“The 2013 is quite open, showing mandarin and peach aromas which are reflected on a well-rounded palate which is supported by lively acidity. It’s drinking well but is a good cellaring prospect.”
Winewise June 2015 – www.winewise.net.au
“This has been a summer staple for many people for a long time. It’s a tinny, light, clean and seriously refreshing white wine that offers delicate lemon fruit scents and flavours, and a touch of light honeyed character. Very easy to drink, almost like a cool glass of lemon barley water cordial … but boozier. Take it on picnics."
Mike Bennie – Men’s Style magazine
“The 2013 vintage is looking remarkably pretty with floral notes, sun-ripened pear and zesty lime held together with some minerality. In the mouth, the floral notes become distinctly rose-like. A dry white that is juicy, medium bodied and has plenty of taut length. The flavour continues to build in the mouth and takes on a savoury edge which adds dimension to the otherwise pure fruit.”
Lisa Johnston – Wine Muse
“This youthful 2013 fits the brief as an each-way bet, for fresh consumption now, or for the cellar. It offers light floral, herb and lemon-lime aromas, a soft palate of restrained charm, and the acidity and structure for age. Drink over 10 years.”
Ralph Kyte-Powell – Melbourne Age
“A constant marvel, this rocks again with its complex interplay of aromas – blossom, sappy cut branches and grapefruit zest as well as a palate of pear, nectarine, field honey and a mouth-pleasing minerality to the finish. It is gorgeous now, fresh-faced, but will also age majestically. This has what it takes to please across most seafood as well as poultry.”
Taste – Sydney Daily Telegraph
James Halliday Top 100 Wines 2013
Best White Wines Under $20
"Not before time, Tahbilk has found the courage to ask for an appropriate amount of money for its marsanne. Here all the honeysuckle and spice/citrus aromas and flavours are more in evidence than usual 6 months out from vintage, giving a real choice in drinking now or later."
James Halliday - www.winecompanion.com.au
“The Aussie Marsanne by which others are judged, this unwooded, bare-bones Rhone white grape gives the gentlest honeysuckle/jasmine touch. It’s beautifully understated and extremely drinkable but built for age.”
Jeni Port - The Age Epicure
“Tahbilk, the Purbrick family’s lovely old property on the Goulburn River, established Marsanne long before Rhone Valley varieties became fashionable in Australia. Tahbilk Marsanne drinks well and it takes on a golden honeyed richness with age. The introduction of a screw cap from 2002 and a brightening of the fruit character in the last decade make it an even safer cellaring bet than ever. Most likely though, the bulk of the 2013 vintage will slip down before next year’s vintage arrives. It offers distinctive citrus and melon-like flavours and a full, dry palate unlike any other white wines."
Chris Shanahan – Sunday Canberra Times
“This Aussie classic shows honeysuckle, citrus and floral notes on the nose and palate. It’s lovely now with barbecued seafood or chicken but has the ability to age magnificently”
Mike Frost – Brisbane Courier Mail
“A fresh, bright young Marsanne with citrus and hints of honey on both the nose and palate providing excellent accompaniment to fresh seafood and lighter summer dishes now but, if put away for a few years, will fill out to an absolutely delicious marmalade and honey-flavoured drop.”
Graeme Phillips – Hobart Sunday Tasmanian
“From its distinctive architecture to its atypical twist on Australian wines, Tahbilk, on the banks of the Goulburn River in Central Victoria, is one of Australia’s most individual and distinctive wineries. And one of the varieties it has chosen to champion is equally individual and non-mainstream. Marsanne is a variety with its roots in the Rhone region of France. But at Tahbilk it makes a truly striking wine that transforms from a shy and very lean, bordering on emaciated, young wine to a rich and toasty thing with age. If you are looking for a value-for-money white wine that will cellar then this new Marsanne from Tahbilk is right on the money. Marsanne has amazing ageing potential and with 10 or more years turns into a complex mature wine of great richness. These guys have been doing it for years and do it well. 92/100”
Ray Jordan – Perth West Australian
“Restrained lemon, red apple, floral aromatics with plenty of youthful vitality. Bright and fresh in the mouth with restrained fruits that are linear and juicy finishing with moderate length.”
“Youthful, vigorous and appealing, offering light pear flavours and a hint of caramel as the finish lingers. Bring on the shellfish.”
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