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2013 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne

2013 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne

Marsanne
Tahbilk
Nagambie Lakes
2013
750ml
11%
Cellar to 2025
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Marsanne
Tahbilk
Nagambie Lakes
2013
750ml
11%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 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.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The name Tahbilk comes from the language of the Daung-wurrung clans, the first people in the area. They called it tabilk-tabilk which means place of many waterholes. Tahbilk Wines was established in 1860 in the Nagambie lakes sub region of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. It is home to a unique meso-climate, influenced by inland lakes and lagoons fed from the Goulburn River. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. Tahbilk is home to 200 hectares of vine, including the traditional Rhone Valley varietals Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Classic varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho are also present. Tahbilk's flagship 1860 Vines Shiraz is produced from the estate’s original 1/2 ha of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera Shiraz vines that are amongst the oldest in the world.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    DAVID BICKNELL - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Bright, straw and less ebullient than the Museum Release Marsanne. The toast from bottle age is just starting to take hold of the wine, the waxy lemons and pear fruit still in abundance, but this is more delicate and elegant, the lower alcohol giving a more water based rather than vinous sensation, the acidity like a squirt of fresh lemon juice. There are still years in this wine and with that, perhaps greater improvement.

    96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Bright, straw and less ebullient than the Museum Release Marsanne. The toast from bottle age is just starting to take hold of the wine, the waxy lemons and pear fruit still in abundance, but this is more delicate and elegant, the lower alcohol giving a more water based rather than vinous sensation, the acidity like a squirt of fresh lemon juice. There are still years in this wine and with that, perhaps greater improvement.

    94 POINTS

    RALPH KYTE-POWELL - THE REAL REVIEW


    Despite consumer preference for very young white wines, some of Australia's great classic styles have proven themselves very ageworthy over many years. Quality South Australian rieslings and Hunter Valley semillons are the types that most often often dazzle us with bottle age, and Tahbilk Marsanne is another. The bargain-priced standard wine is fresh and tasty in youth, but for those seeking a taste of the wine's potential, Tahbilk very sensibly releases older examples too. The 2013 vintage of the 1927 vines, made from the estate's oldest plot of marsanne, has started to age beautifully. With lemon tart, buttered toast and honey, and a dab of lanolin on the nose, it's a little like aged semillon, ahead of a medium bodied, rather austere palate of tight structure and complex flavour. At seven years of age it's a beauty, but it should develop further.

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Deep, bright yellow colour, suggesting considerable age. This is confirmed by the toasty, lemony bouquet which is mellow and developed, rather like a semi-mature Hunter Valley semillon. The profile is lean and low on texture, while the acidity is crisp and lively, the finish properly dry. It's not really varietal, but more about bottle-aged character. A lovely drink.