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Tahbilk Marsanne 2017 Wine Review

Tahbilk Marsanne 2017

Tahbilk Marsanne 2017

Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2018-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tahbilk

Agent: Grape Expectations Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Lemon-yellow essence with some dry honey and white peach on this Australian white wine made from the lesser-known Marsanne grape, traditional to the Rhone Valley. Wonderful white that will get you out of that Chardonnay rut you’ve been in. Rhone grapes do very well in Australia's Victoria region due to the climate and soils there. Pair with veal.

Marsanne food pairings: crab cakes, pork tenderloin, cheese.

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This Tahbilk Marsanne 2017 was reviewed on June 9, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

For 18 bucks I don’t think a better white wine exists. Lots of unripe stone fruit, lemon, lanolin, grapefruit pith and a hit of unripe tropical fruit. Gorgeous and crisp. 92 Points
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted July 6, 2018. Colour brilliant yellow with a green hue. Legs medium minus. Aromas and flavours of guava, lemon/lime, apple blossom, jasmine. Taste dry, refreshing, mouthwatering plus, low alcohol, medium minus body, medium to long finish of exotic fruit. I drank the wine as a refreshing drink in the warm summer heat. My wife who normally does not prefer white wine, enjoyed the taste and dryness of this white. I would like to try this wine with boiled lobster.
Tahbilk 2017 Marsanne is produced from Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria wine region. Marsanne is mostly known for making Rhone style wines. But this one from Tahbilk is showing white flowers, beeswax on the nose and lovely lemon honey and ripe white stonefruit flavours on the palate. Tahbilk is owned by the Purbrick family. Originally slated to be a dairy farm, plans changed and a winery was created instead. Drink now and for the next 10 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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