2007 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne
Nagambie Lakes, Victoria Australia

97 JH

2007 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne


as part of a mixed case.

12+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"The 2007 ‘1927 Vines’ Marsanne is intense and vibrant with a defined mineral edge. The aromas are of straw and citrus leading to a palate of lemon zest, crunchy nashi pear, quince and ginger spices with background hints of the honeysuckle development to come; all braced by a steely acid backbone that will support its decided long-term cellaring potential."

Technical Notes
"As Shiraz is to our 1860 vines plantings, so Marsanne is to our 1927 vines; producing distinctive, single vineyard releases from vines that are amongst the oldest of that varietal in the world.The fruit for the ‘1927 Vines’ releases is harvested early at high natural acid levels, with the resultant wine ‘water white’ and having almost no flavour. Once bottled the magic then happens over time as it evolves into a wonderful, textural, mineral wine … it’s a classic ugly duckling to beautiful swan story. 10.5% alc."
James Halliday
"97 pts ... Backed up its gold medal at the Sydney Wine Show '14 with a trophy and gold medal this year, Adelaide also awarding gold. Pale green-straw, it is as fresh as a daisy, the long sibilant palate with a perfect mix of honeysuckle and perfectly balanced acidity. It's anyone's guess how long the wine will continue to give such please; the drink to date is a conservative stab in the dark. Drink through 2027."