The terrible events in Sydney this week have meant little writing, and those families affected, including most unhappily a former colleague of mine, remain very much in my thoughts.
This wine is Tahbilk’s classic and enduring marsanne. Marsanne is more robust in the vineyard than its Rhône Valley stablemate roussanne, making full bodied heady wines and in Tahbilk’s hands possessing a quite extraordinary capacity to improve with age. The 2014 vintage seems more ready than usual for immediate satisfaction, with its aromatics and palate driven by lemon and white peach flavours. There is a viscosity on the palate that is rounded and balanced, without verging on fat. Ready to drink now, this is a good release.