Skinsy Marsanne. Whole bunch goodness from Alkimi. Last year's release sold out in quick time and I can't see this 2020 version being any different.
A really engaging style for a skin contact wine. Some stretch that balance too far whereas the balance seems just about right here. The use of solids adds a fine texture and intriguing mouth appeal. Scents of star anise and quince rise up early. That texture builds momentum through the mouth with apricots and yellow peach. Cinnamon like spices rattle home to close with white pepper chiming in right at the death. A glass with pork belly would do the trick nicely indeed.
91/100Region: Yarra Valley