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Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne 2008 Wine Review

Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne 2008

Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne 2008


Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $26.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Tahbilk

Agent: Grape Expectations Wine Agency

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Reviews and Ratings

Mymi Thesingingsommelier - Sommelier, FWS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Tahbilk is owned by the Purbrick family and has a very colorful history that started in 1925 when savvy business man Reginald bought the property sight unseen planning to uproot the vines and sub-divide into dairy farms. His plans changed when he was convinced by his son in rehabilitating the winery instead. And as they say, the rest is history!
The winery is located in the Nagambie Lakes region of Central Victoria.
The Purbrick’s have five generations of family ownership and are the oldest family owned winery in the State of Victoria.
Marsanne is one of the world's rarest grape varieties originating in the Northern Rhone & Hermitage regions of France and it is grown in only 3 other countries, Australia, America & Switzerland. Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world. The Estate still produces Marsanne from plantings dating back to 1927.
In the glass, it is a golden yellow color.
The nose is intense with aromas of apricots, ripe pineapple, honey, lime zest and a little marshmallows.
The palate is rich and sumptuous. It is dry with loads of exotic fruit marmalade and a little almond paste. Soft acidity which gives it a high “guzzle” factor!
Absolutely delicious!
To have on its own or with salty parmesan crostini or with a spicy vegetarian chow-mein!
Deborah Podurgiel - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Another beautifully balanced wine from Australia's First Families of Wine. While Marsanne can be flabby, Tahblik’s Museum Release Marsanne 2008 is muscular. The wine is a light golden hue with honeysuckle, lime, citrus, almond and toast on the palate with fresh acidity, lovely mouth feel and long length. The wine is stainless steel fermented and there is no oak on this wine, but its light toasty notes come from the wine with age. Wonderful with cedar planked salmon on the grill.
Brent Gushowaty rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Eye:Pale lemon with a touch of gold.

Lanolin, pears & honey

As on nose - lanolin, pears, touch of hazelnut, honey and minerality. Medium minus body and intensity with good, mild supporting acidity.

Value Rating: 88

Date Tasted: May 28,2015

Steve Kubota rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

TAHBILK WINERY, Victoria, Australia
2008 Museum Release Marsanne

I enjoyed tasting wine from Tahbilk at an industry tasting promotion showcasing Australia’s First Families of Wine. There is more information on Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) available at the end of this review.

From the Winery:
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas, the property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family is 1925, Tahbilk is now home to 5 generations.

One of the world's rarest grape varieties originating in the Northern Rhone & Hermitage regions of France it is grown in only 3 other countries, Australia, America & Switzerland. Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world.

Tahbilk's history with Marsanne is traced back to the 1860's with the sourcing of 'White Hermitage' cuttings from the 'St Hubert’s' Vineyard in Victoria's Yarra Valley. The grape was Marsanne and although none of these plantings have survived, the Estate still produces Marsanne from plantings dating back to 1927.

My Tasting Notes:
86 Points – The 2008 Marsanne has balanced aromas and flavours of lemon and tropical fruit. There’s a nice mid-palette weighting with a crisp mineral finish of decent proportions. There is high acidity but the wine still remains balanced. The Marsanne is enjoyed best with a watercress or chestnut salad topped with goat cheese. Best enjoyed now and for the next 2-years.

Varietal Composition: 100% Marsanne
Appellations: Nagambie Lakes
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.22
Total acid: 6.4 g/L
Sweetness Level: Dry (00)

Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW):
AFFW together represent seventeen wine-growing regions across Australia and forty-eight generations of winemakers. The inaugural twelve-member alliance includes Brown Brothers, Campbells, Taylors, DeBortoli, McWilliam's, Tahbilk, Tyrell's, Yalumba, D'Arenberg, Jim Barry, Howard Park, and Henschke.

The aim of Australia's First Families of Wine is to showcase a representative and diverse range of the best of Australian wine with a focus on regional and iconic drops. The collective is working to engage and educate consumers, retailers, restaurants and the wine industry across the globe about the real character and personality of Australian wine, and about the unique characters and personalities behind it.

The 2008 Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne was tasted in May, 2015 in Vancouver, BC.

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