Showing posts with label Marsanne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marsanne. Show all posts

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Alkimi Marsannne 2021


Marsannne and all its nuttiness, honeyed tones and yellow stonefruit is a beautiful thing. This is a very good example from Yarra Valley producer Alkimi.

Saturday 23 September 2023

In Two Minds Two Pairs Reserve MRV 2022


I met Kate Day, one of the two Kates behind the In Two Minds label, on my recent trip to Mudgee. Although Mudgee based, she makes her wines interstate with her sister-in-law Katherine Day, drawing parcels of fruit from a range of regions. An excitable and passionate winemaker, she says this wine pays homage to Don Lewis who was a great mentor in her early years.

Wednesday 21 December 2022

Alkimi Wild Dreams Syrah Marsanne 2022


Great colour! A Syrah Marsanne blend, the vibrance of the hue is eye-catching. It's a smart wine capturing two not so common bedfellows.

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Alkimi Mistral Series Marsanne 2020


Marsanne continues to be a strong performer for Stu Dudine and he says that this 2020 release is his best. If you like your whites with a little bit of shape, stretch your interest levels a little further and give this a crack.

Saturday 23 April 2022

Guigal Cote Du Rhone Blanc 2019


This Guigal arrived as part of a sample pack from Yalumba in readiness for International Viognier Day on 30 April. If you were to describe this wine using an emoji, it would be 'meh'.

Wednesday 2 February 2022

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2021


This Viognier Marsanne blend from d'Arenberg continues to soar. A most impressive wine for the asking price, $19 is too cheap. Chardonnay lovers would be most satisfied here for something different.

Monday 11 October 2021

Langmeil Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 2020


Love a considered and layered blend? Go here. 94 points for a lobster (Australian slang for a $20 note). Woah!

Thursday 19 August 2021

Tellurian TWB 2020


A terrifically long and textural blend here from Heathocote's Tellurian Wines. Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Gris come together and what a fabulous debut it is! More like this, please. 

Monday 29 March 2021

Glen Garvald by Levantine Hill Shiraz Marsanne 2019


Such an intriguing wine. There's a polish about this yet it has a rustic appeal all at the same time.  A great drink.

Friday 26 March 2021

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Glen Garvald by Levantine Hill Marsanne Roussanne 2019


Clever. Levantine Hill doesn't miss the mark if at all and it's hard to see that changing any time soon with Paul Bridgeman at the wheel. This is a fabulous blend.

Alkimi The Rhone Series Marsanne 2019


Splash something different in your glass. Here's a wonderful expression of Marsanne.

Monday 8 March 2021

Alkimi Whole Bunch Marsanne 2020

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.

Friday 30 October 2020

La Petite Mort Marsanne 2017


Marsanne has always been a well crafted by winemaker Glen Robert. This release is no different.

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Langmeil Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 2018

For those who like a little bit more body in their whites, give this a go. Better still, I did a double take when I saw the price. A super buy for 20 bucks!

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Alkimi Whole Bunched Marsanne 2019

A textural dream boat. Mind you, skin contact wines don't float everyone's boat, but if yours is sailing strongly with the wind, get hold of this beauty. A fabulous take on Marsanne.

Tuesday 10 March 2020

d'Arenberg The Old Bloke and Three Young Blondes 2015

Another controversial name for a wine with some tongue in cheek humour as only Chester Osborn knows how. A fully charged McLaren Vale Shiraz (94%) has been brightened up by the presence of Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne (3/2/1%).

Thursday 5 March 2020

Saturday 15 June 2019