2005 Tahbilk Marsanne, Central Victoria

tahbilk_marsanne-05.jpgI picked this one up on the recommendation of the wine manager of my local liquor store last week. It was interesting to see a Marsanne from Australia. Seeing what its Rhone friend Viognier has done in Australia, I thought “why not?”

The wine was pale straw in the glass, and had some nice floral and honey in the nose. Once we got to tasting, the wine got quite interesting – lots of apricot, some orange rind and crisp acidity. It was almost like some the muscats I’ve tried, but without the residual sweetness. The finish had a bit of lemon with some white pepper and a little more honey.

I like this wine. It’s different and in this case, that’s a good thing. We had it with a bit of brie and chutney, which worked nicely.

Grab a bottle and check this one out.

$17.83 at LDB stores here in BC.

3 1/2 stars

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