Tahbilk Marsanne 2011

Rhone White Blends from Australia

Price: $17.00 $13.99
Save $3.01 (18%)
Item No. 122128
  • WS89
  • RP88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 11.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE88
  • W&S87

Winemaker's Notes

The nose and palate exhibit intense aromas and flavors of lemon, peach and tropical fruits with a dry mineral raciness. With bottle age these youthful notes will develop into the complex honeyed/honeysuckle, toast and marmalade characters traditionally associated with the variety.

Critical Acclaim

"Youthful, vigorous and appealing, offering light pear flavors and a hint of caramel as the finish lingers. Bring on the shellfish."
89 Points

"The 2011 Marsanne gives notes of lemongrass, white peach, apple slices and grapefruit with a hint of straw. Light-bodied, clean and refreshingly crisp in the mouth, it has a good concentration of lemon and green apple flavors with a medium-long finish."
88 Points

Learn About Tahbilk Map ItMap It

Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful & historic wineries, located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne) one of the nation's premium viticultural areas.The property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters & creeks.The vineyard...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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