2021 Tahbilk Marsanne
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2021 Tahbilk Marsanne

Nagambie Lakes, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$13. 99
$167.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 13%
Closure: Stelvin

Established in 1860 and purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk has the world’s largest single holding of Marsanne, a grape that plays a major role in some of the worlds most famed white wines, those of Hermitage in Northern Rhone.
Brilliant water like core with distinct lime green toned edges. Lifted green apple and lime scents infused with fresh herbs are trailed by some stony mineral notes. Bursting across the scrumptious palate are intense and lime and green apple fruits which are underpinned by crunchy acidity. Infusions of fresh herbs and flinty mineral characters flow onto the back half. Finishes dry with a long zingy, mineral laced aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13%

Other Reviews….
The Nagambie Lakes shared the great vintage for whites, and Tahbilk didn't miss out here, oozing with honeysuckle, lime and custard apple, the signature of acidity neatly tying the parcel up for now or in a decade or 2. It's a deadset gold medal. Drink by 2031.
95 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

This is a very important wine in Australia, and I'll tell you why. It's one of the only Marsannes grown here that has proven its ability to age (gracefully) in the cellar. The museum Marsannes from Tahbilk are stunning, and so if you haven't had the pleasure of an older vintage, it may mystify you as to why the wine gets such high scores from Australian wine media on release. The truth is, we all see the wine as it will be in the future, and it makes it hard to overlook in its youth. So today, this 2021 Marsanne is round, pretty and layered with honeysuckle, jasmine, melon, Golden Delicious apples, pillowy lanolin, brine and a little skein of bitter nut skin phenolics through the finish. At $21AUD on the shelf here, most of it is consumed within 15 minutes of purchase. In 10 or 20 years' time, we will still be talking about this wonderful vintage 2021. Drink 2022-2037.
93 points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate