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1927 Vines Marsanne - 2012

2012 '1927 Vines' Marsanne

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11.0% Alcohol | Screw Cap Closure | Enjoy Now to 2048+


"Brilliant straw-green; Marsanne isn't an aromatic variety (nor is Semillon), so even when 6yo, don't expect too much on the bouquet. Conversely, expect much, much more on the electrically charged palate. It is beautifully balanced, with honeysuckle, lime, lemon, honey and ginger playing with a subtle net of acidity."
James Halliday | Weekend Australian | www.winecompanion.com.au

"Balance, concentration and vibrant varietal integrity are the cornerstones of this ‘1927 Vines’ release. Penetrating lime and citrus notes with hints of ginger engage initially on the nose, the palate equally engrossing with further unsweetened citrus juice and honeysuckle characters framed by an energetic and refreshing mineral acidity. Heightened complexity will be realised with further and extended cellaring.”
Alister Purbrick ~ 4th Generation ~ Winemaker




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These limited release wines are produced from the Estate’s 1927 planted Marsanne vines – some of the oldest in the world.
The fruit is harvested early at high natural acid levels. No chemicals are added and the juice then becomes fully oxidised. The clean juice is fermented at 11° to 15°C with the resultant wine ‘water’ white, flavourless and with high acid.
The wine is bottled and then the magic happens. “It evolves into a wonderful, textural, mineral wine ... it’s a classic ugly duckling to beautiful swan story.” Alister Purbrick ~ Winemaker & 4th Generation ~ “The beauty of making the wine this way is that it develops in the bottle very slowly
and has long term cellaring potential.”
Beginning with the first dedicated ‘1927 Vines’ Marsanne release from the 1998 vintage recognition of the impressive character and complexity of these wines continues to grow from both wine writers and critics through to Wine Show judges with the Trophy and Medal tally increasing year on year.
Total ‘1927 Vines’ Marsanne Awards:
Trophy 24 | Gold Medal 67 | Silver Medal 65 | Bronze Medal 72

Additional Information

FREE Delivery

Delivery is FREE to addresses in VIC, NSW, ACT, SA & QLD for all orders in dozen lots - straight or mixed cases, Wine Club Special Offers and Magnums.
There is a standard $12.00 delivery charge per dozen, Wine Club Special Offer or Magnum for deliveries to WA, NT & TAS.

For some rural areas, delivery may be to a local depot or designated drop-off point for collection.


Since 2012 Tahbilk Winery has achieved the goal of being 'Carbon Neutral'. This means that through a transparent process of measuring emissions, reducing those emissions and offsetting residual emissions, our net calculated carbon emissions equal zero.
This is a journey not a destination; see our carboNZero certified journey.


Hayley Purbrick 5th Generation



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