Tahbilk, Marsanne, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia, 2011, 11.5% abv, C$19

It’s Saturday here on Canada’s west coast and I’m combining a few of my favourite things – Tahbilk’s Marsanne and Canadian U20 Women’s Rugby team playing the US All Americans. Full disclosure, the scrum half is my daughter.

It’s half time so, up goes the report.

This is a fabulous wine that is priced strategically. What a steal. It’s the baby sister to Tahbilk’s Museum Series which is in turn the middle child to the outstanding 1927 Vines.

It’s a clear and youthful medium lemon with medium intense aromas and flavours of crushed wet rocks, quince, yellow pear, yellow grapefruit, lemon butter, honeysuckle, hazelnut, and white peach.

Dry with medium body and medium plus acidity which doesn’t flatten out, there’s medium minus alcohol which balances it nicely. A tiny bit of toast has already developed on the back palate.

The finish is medium plus and this wine can be kept 3-5 years to develop the honey and toast. WSET ‘Very Good’.

Buy this – drink some and save the rest to see how it ages. What a deal for
C$19. It puts a lot of higher priced wines to shame.

Back to rugby where the Canadian girls spanked the Americans by 43-6. A great afternoon all around!


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