Marsanne is a very interesting wine. Sometimes, when young, it can be a bit simple & clunky. Tom
Howie Hart wrote:Just curious - what were the other grapes?
Bob Henrick wrote:Hi Walt! As some here on the forum know, I am engaged in trying to put together a vertical of the Ch. Tahbilk (Aus) marsanne. In fact it may well be my favorite white wine of all. If it weren't for Musar, I would say it was definitely my favorite. As Ian said, the Tahbilk usually starts to sing at 5 years out from vintage and in good years it comes together rather nicely at or around 10 years from vintage. Wish I had a trip planned to STL soon as I could bring some with a bit of bottle age on them. I would venture that we might change your wife's mind about marsanne!
Bob Henrick wrote:Bob, I haven't read a WS mag in 15 or more years, so I don't know what issue of it you are speaking of. I will go online to their web page and try to track down the article though. In my opinion a rating like that is bad for a lot of people. Some I can think of are the Purbricks who make the wine. Bart Broadbent the importer, the local distributor and the retailer. But for me it probably spells either a continued affordable price, or possible the chance that it will be dropped from some shortsighted middleman's inventory.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:It was in the Austalia Whites piece at the back of the mag. Me, I do not put any faith in their scores of course. Just passing on what I came across last night!!!! Ian Sutton emailed me, Oliver gave an 89!!
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