01 Jul 2015
Want to try a white wine from Australia that can age fantastically for a decade or more?
This wine is pretty high on the esoteric factor, but is truly one of the hidden gems of Australian wine.
In the past we have featured some of the wines of this esteemed Aussie producer, in particular its Marsanne. Located in the Nagambie Lake area of central Victoria state, Tahbilk is a winery steeped in tradition and has the largest vineyard plantings in the world of Marsanne, outside the varietals home in the south of France. Built to age, Marsanne takes on all kinds of interesting secondary and tertiary qualities when given the proper bottle age. We have come across an almost unbelievable deal on the 2011 Tahbilk Marsanne. It's got the right amount of bottle maturation to give a glimpse of what the future has to hold but it still has close to a decade to go before it will truly reveal its magic.
Tahbilk's Marsanne is without a doubt one of Australia's unique viticultural offerings to the world and not only is it unique, it's built to age, although you can drink it fairly young with a few years of bottle age under its belt, which is the case here. The amazing thing is how inexpensive the wine actually is, even upon release. We sold this for $15 a bottle when we had it in stock several years back, but can now offer it for $11.99 a bottle and $10.49 on a six bottle or more purchase. With the wine's ability to age and yet show well fairly young, this becomes one of those cool geek wines at a great price. Usually with a wine that only gets better with bottle age it becomes more expensive over time and that's just what makes this such a great deal. This is lovely stuff and is extremely limited. Also worth looking at is the Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne and we currently have the 2005 in stock, so if you want to spend a little more and try this gem at a decade old, this is a unique opportunity to see what Australia can do.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00