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2014 MARSANNE, Tahbilk. Central Victoria, Australia

Bin:  202

Alcohol percentage:  13%

Grape variety:

100% Marsanne – one of the key grapes (along with Roussanne) in the northern Rhône.

Producer:

Ultra traditional producer from the Nagambie Lakes in central Victoria, the Purbrick family have been producing wine since 1925.
Jancis Robinson explains the key point:
“It’s usually elevation that (by moderating temperatures) denotes quality wine regions in central Victoria, but not here. The name Tahbilk originates from tabilk-tabilk, the local Aboriginal name for ‘place of many water holes’. The waterways of the Nagambie Lakes make this the only Australian wine region whose climate is markedly influenced by an inland water mass, dropping the temperature by a good three degrees Celsius. Tahbilk sits on 11 km (7 miles) of Goulburn River frontage and 8 km of backwaters and creeks.”

Old Bridge rating:

A taste of maturity – nutty, spicy, complex.

Press review:

““A kaleidoscope of orange blossom, bees wax, freshly lain tatami mat and apricot pith, unravelling along a beam of tart acidity and talcy mineral force. Time has imbued considerable complexity despite lower alcohols of recent years and less texture than befits many Marsannes.”
Ned Goodwin – www.winecompanion.com.au
“A supple and long-term wine of elegance and freshness with a pleasing savoury aspect. Delicate and fragrant with a spicy, floral bouquet of white peach, pear and subtle creamy undertones. It’s long, fine and even. Its soft, nutty palate of restrained stone fruit, melon and apple finishes with length, freshness and a gentle acidity. Lovely now but it’s also a keeper as it will be able to be cellared for at least a decade.”
Jeremy Oliver” – Australian Gourmet Traveller Wines

£17.50

£16.63 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£15.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles