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Tahbilk Marsanne Nagambie Lakes 2008

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*Awarded a Gold Medal - International Wine and Spirits Challenge* Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of Australia’s most historic wineries and vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk's founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860. The Purbrick family have owned the Tahbilk Estate since 1925 and continue the family tradition with Alister Purbrick as head winemaker and his daughter Hayley, a 5th generation family member. The bouquet and palate of this unique, unwooded style, exhibits intense aromas of lemon, honey and peach, whilst the finish is long and flavoursome, balanced with crisp acidity. These complex characters will develop with bottle age into the familiar honeysuckle fragrance traditionally associated with Marsanne. Try with seafood and chicken salads.

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Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas, the property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters & creeks. The vineyard comprise... Read more
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas, the property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters & creeks. The vineyard comprises 200 hectares of vines including the French Rhone Valley whites of Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne; the Rhone reds - Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre; along with traditional varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho. Vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk's founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860 - an eponymous wine produced from them since 1979. Tahbilk is further blessed with an abundance of further "old vine" plantings including Shiraz from 1933 (the prime source for Tahbilk's 'Eric Stevens Purbrick' Shiraz releases), Cabernet Sauvignon back to 1949 and Marsanne from 1927 (a "sister" white release to the 1860 Vines Shiraz produced from them). Harvest commences in early March and continues for five to six weeks with approximately 1,600 tonnes (red & white) grapes processed. Total production is over 100,000 cases with just over 20% being exported to the key markets of U.S.A., United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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02/01/2012

I admit to being somewhat of a scrounge at "bin end" sales and in a recent scrounge came across the well-respected Tahbilk Marsanne (vines date to 1927). This amazing value could not be passed up; unbelievably, the wine remains slightly backward but with nice acidity, stone fruit nose, Hermitage-like viscosity and wonderful Rhone-style depth. This is white wine for a person looking for punch without tooth-blackening anthocyanidins. A wonderful wine with a wonderful price that begs for another 2-4 years in the bottle at least. Seek it out and lay it up.



*Awarded a Gold Medal - International Wine and Spirits Challenge* Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of Australia’s most historic wineries and vineyard plantings extend back to Tahbilk's founding with original pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines still surviving from 1860. The Purbrick family have owned the Tahbilk Estate since 1925 and continue the family tradition with Alister Purbrick as head winemaker and his daughter Hayley, a 5th generation family member. The bouquet and palate of this unique, unwooded style, exhibits intense aromas of lemon, honey and peach, whilst the finish is long and flavoursome, balanced with crisp acidity. These complex characters will develop with bottle age into the familiar honeysuckle fragrance traditionally associated with Marsanne. Try with seafood and chicken salads.

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