12.0% Alcohol ~ Drink Now to 2026/2028
Whether rightly or wrongly, Marsanne is the Tahbilk white that all others are measured against.
This latest in a very, very long line of Estate releases is setting a high bar with grapefruit zest and citrus floral aromas that follow to a decidedly lively, mineral palate of pear, Granny Smith apple and lemon/lime fruits.
Don’t feel sorry for the other whites though, I know just how good they are as well. That being said, with the exception of our Riesling (see here), there is no doubt this Marsanne release, as all before it, will stand alone over time, as the lovely honeyed, toast and citrus characters develop with age.
“This bargain Aussie institution of the past 158 years represents the largest single planting of this variety in the world. The 2018 is as definitive as ever, loaded with nashi pear and lemongrass on a long, dry palate, structured with well-played phenolic grip.”
Tyson Stelzer | Wine Business Magazine
“This is a perennial favourite for immediate consumption and when allowed longevity: a trophy-winning certainty.
Tahbilk Marsanne needs no introduction in the realms of value and quality. Pinches of green papaya, honeysuckle, lime, and grapefruit citrus, fresh clover and jasmine blossom. Crisp and zesty: the honeysuckle and oxalis flower providing a sweet/bitter yin/yang balance of floral aspects before a fresh green pomme fruit finish. Frisky in youth, this will be a slow burn for the cellar.”
“Intense estery combination of citrus based aromas and tightly wound palate that opens up to excellent varietal appeal. Very drinkable. Cellaring
"Tahbilk knows Marsanne like the back of its hand, having long established the varietal-site bond.
This is akin to a 1yo Semillon, but with a greater span of aromas and flavours. Honeysuckle and straw on the bouquet, then pear and Granny Smith flavours bound by a citrussy acidity."
James Halliday | Weekend Australian | www.winecompanion.com.au