2021 Tahbilk Marsanne
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.
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.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion