If you were to tally up the total medals and trophies won by this wine, you'd run out of fingers. With 20 trophies and 88 gold medals amongst countless others, this is a consistently outstanding drop. Not to mention coming from James Halliday's Winery of the Year.
This is full of lemon zest and lime notes across the nose and palate. The texture is minerally and fresh at this young age. Time will allow for the development of honeysuckle and marmalade notes. Recommended cellaring is 7-9 years.
94 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Honeysuckle, beeswax and wisteria on the bouquet, then firm, racy mineral and Meyer lemon on the palate, gaining velocity and depth of fruit flavour as it does."
2016 Vintage: 93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "It’s a textural wine with a good sense of coiled fruit/flavour power and a general crunchiness. You’d normally recommend that this be cellared for at least a few years and that certainly will be a good course to follow here, but drinking it now also offers much pleasure. Stonefruit, gunpowder, citrus, fennel and honeysuckle notes. This is an excellent release of this iconic wine. It’s routinely a steal; this year particularly so."
From the Winery
So it is pretty exciting that the first 2017 vintage Estate white is indeed Marsanne!
There is delicious early flavour development with this latest release, the result of a long growing season. Those flavours are fresh and zesty lemon/lime, pear and guava fruits alongside apple blossom and jasmine aromas. Juicy and taut now with savoury and mineral touches, careful cellaring will realise noted marmalade and honeyed notes.
One of the world’s rarest grape varieties, with its origins in the Northern Rhone and Hermitage regions of France, Tahbilk’s history with Marsanne can be traced back to the 1860’s when White Hermitage cuttings were sourced from ‘St Huberts’ Vineyard in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. The grape in fact was Marsanne and although none of these original plantings have survived, the Estate has the world’s largest single holding of the varietal and produces Marsanne from vines established in 1927, which are amongst the oldest in the world.
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