Sunday, 14 February 2016

Bent Road Marsanne 2010

Winemaker Glen Robert loves Marsanne and he has worked some magic here.

I remember tasting this upon release with Glen in his shed. Whilst it was lively and fresh in late 2010, it still possesses a youthful exuberance but the hand of time has been placed on its shoulder.

More mellow, it comes across softly softly. Bees wax and preserved lemon ride a wave of honey. Kerosene attempts to peer through as it heads over the crest into an aging phase. Hazelnuts kick in late. Well structured, the acidity still has some life. Fruit and minerality roll through with grace. Length for days.

There's still years left in it. Lucky me I have another stashed away. The winery sold out long ago.

Good+

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $18 (?? can't recall)
Source: Cellar door purchase

www.bentroadwine.com.au

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