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2010 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne

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Two trophies and a whole lot of glory! This is a fantastic aged white wine from the Aussie masters of Marsanne. The Marsters, even. Crisp and dry, yet deliciously honeyed and rich, it's a beautiful wine of contrasting flavours. Yum yum.

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2010 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne

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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An exceptional wine from 79yo estate vines, the colour still pale quartz-green, the bouquet fragrant, and the palate as fresh as a daisy; crunchy acidity underlies the classic varietal mix of honeysuckle and unsweetened lemon juice.
Wine Companion
96
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Tightly focused, long and very youthful, this taut and even marsanne has a waxy, sweetly fragrant and lightly spicy bouquet of honeysuckle, clove and cinnamon over delicate suggestions of apple, stonefruit and citrus. Underpinned by a very fine, dusty extract, its fresh flavours of lemon rind, peach and melon finish with a brisk lemony acidity. Keep it for as long as you can!
2016-2024
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Has six trophies to its credit, mainly from shows with user volume requirements for entry; its colour is still pale straw-green, and the wine has extraordinary freshness and vibrancy; lemon juice, honeysuckle and hints of toast and spice are all threaded through by a spine of acidity on the long, lingering palate.
2028
James Halliday's Top 100 wines of 2012
96
Rob Geddes MW (2003 Vintage) says
Made in the classic austere low alcohol cellaring style and matured in the company's cellars so that upon release these wines show the classic honeysuckle dried flowers development and full-bodied palate with a silky texture and long fruit, crisp acidity and classic complex bottle matured flavours that finish with almond like white nut flavours. Screw cap
2028
Rob Geddes MW
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Deep gold; a delicious mixture of ripe stone fruit, pear and honey riding on a magic carpet of natural acidity. If you are prepared to gamble with the cork gods, go to it.
96
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Long, fresh and faintly chalky, this rather elegant and reserved marsanne reveals a lightly toasty, waxy and floral bouquet of honeysuckle, cloves and nutmeg. Its pure, intense core of melon and stonefruit flavour is hacked by creamy, nutty nuances, with meaty, lanolin-like complexity and an underlying dustiness. Smooth and even, its persistent flavours culminate in a long, fresh and pithy finish of lemon-like flavour.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
94
Rob Geddes MW (2001 Vintage) says
Austere cellaring style that is released when It's showing the classic honeysuckle dried flowers development with a full-bodied palate with long fruit crisp acidity and classic complex bottle matured flavours finish with almond like white nut flavours. Screw cap
Rob Geddes MW
93
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Tyson Stelzer (2000 Vintage) says
Australia's greatest Marsanne? I am yet to find its equal. Marsanne vines that rank among the oldest in the world are responsible for this fresh, pure and backward style. It has delightful nuances of honeysuckle, cedar, toast, butter, and even star anise and pepper, providing great complexity to its zesty lemon core. It will live for decades.
95
Rob Geddes MW (2000 Vintage) says
Austere cellaring style that is released when its showing the classic honeysuckle faintly dried flowers development with a full-bodied palate with long fruit, crisp acidity and classic complex bottle-matured flavours, finish with almond like white nut flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
92
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Bright, pale straw-green; layers of flavour turn around. honeysuckle fruit and lemony acidity; great length and fully deserves its show success. The bottom of the cork was ominously soggy.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Still as fresh as a daisy; crisp lemon and honeysuckle fruit; outstanding balance and length; 250 cases made from what is some of the oldest marsanne vines in the world.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94

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