13.0% Alcohol ~ Screw Cap Closure ~ Drink Now to 2024/2026
2016 Alternative Varities Wine Show ~ Morellofert Trophy - Best Commercial Volume Wine
2016 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show ~ Trophy Best Other White Variety
(Judges Comments: Top wine showed vibrancy, texture and complexity)
“Ironically for this quintessential Rhone grape variety, Australia's Tahbilk is one of the world's oldest Marsanne vineyards - with a history dating back over 150 years.
Here the variety shows its class with wine centred around floral, quince and pear fruit, slowly evolving grapefruit acidity and Marsanne’s characteristic textured, herbal, savoury spine.”
The Scotsman ~ Scotland on Sunday
“As the late, great Roy Orbison sang, ‘Anything you want, you got it.’ Think lifted white stone fruit slices; ultra clean citrus lines that are so sharp, they wouldn’t be out of place in a chef’s knife bag. A floral intrigue with the suggestion of honeysuckle and pea sprouts. No danger of missing body and structure here: zippy linear mouth feel pulses the citrus smears, all the while the saliva inducing acid bears witness to the longevity.
Wonderful alternative to any ‘fresh dry white’ you may find on the market.”
“A Victorian classic with aromas of quince, citrus, florals and a mineral touch. It’s very fresh and soft, yet very dry. Its structure and heritage suggest some ageing potential.
Food Idea: Pan-fried trout with lemon, butter and parsley.”
Ralph Kyte-Powell ~ The Age Epicure
“BARGAIN BUY Marsanne ages well. It starts out zesty, developing honeysuckle and toast characters with time in the bottle. Tahbilk’s version is a floral delight – aromas of honeydew melon, lemon and wet stones burst out of the bottle. It’s zippy and fresh and there’s richness to its lemon and tropical fruit flavours.
Tahbilk’s Marsanne is a must for every cellar.”
Ben Thomas ~ The Melbourne Weekly Review
“Chosen to serve to Queen Elizabeth at a Heads of Commonwealth lunch in the early days of her reign, it triggered astonishing interest in this delicious central Victoria white best known for its complex honeysuckle characters. A rare variety in these parts, this wine’s at its top right now.”
Jennifer Jagioelski ~ Sydney Sunday Telegraph