Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jan 26, 2010 Tahbilk Marsanne 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia $18-24, available at BC Liquor Stores & select private liquor stores + 559716 www.tahbilk.com.auThis week was Australia’s official national celebration – Australia Day. January 26 commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. So it’s only fitting that you toast this special Aussie day with a glass of special Aussie wine. Tahbilk’s history with the rare French-born Marsanne grape stretches back to the 1860’s, when this grape (then called White Hermitage) was planted in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Though those initial plantings are no longer around, the Estate still produces Marsanne from 1927 plantings – some of the oldest in the world.In fact, Tahbilk has released a special 1927 Vines Marsanne from time to time – so if you ever see that special label bottle, be sure to snatch it.This bottling, though more common, is still one to watch for. And what wonderful value for this alluring wine. Lemon, white peach and bright mineral aromas lead to a crisp palate of ripe pear, honeysuckle, lemon, and earthy minerality. Beautiful and elegant balance of herbal earthiness and floral perfume, bright acid and stone fruit, with a lengthy finish. The complexity will build with age – this is a wine you can unscrew the cap on now, or cellar for 5-7 years. Enjoy this with grilled poultry (I’m drawn to quail or pheasant), or white fish like halibut or sablefish.*Try this and 60 other wines at the Australian Regional Round Up, Friday, January 28th at Vancouver’s Buschlen Mowatt Gallery. The event is hosted by the great team at Wine Australia, and the terrific house wine girls. Event details and tickets here.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsTahbilk Marsanne 2008What wonderful value for this alluring wine. Lemon, white peach and bright mineral aromas lead to a crisp palate of ripe pear, honeysuckle, lemon, and earthy minerality. Beautiful and elegant balance of herbal earthiness and floral perfume, bright acid and stone fruit, with a lengthy finish. The complexity will build with age – this is a wine you can unscrew the cap on now, or cellar for 5-7 years. Enjoy this with grilled poultry (I’m drawn to quail or pheasant), or white fish like halibut or sablefish.AustraliaMarsanneWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.