Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

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Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby waistcoat » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:53 am

I was on the Tahbilk site last night and discovered I have to buy at least a half dozen at once. Since that leaves three bottles, I was wondering what their whites are like?
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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby rens » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:24 am

The only one I have had is the Marsanne and it is a bargain. Great with 5 to 8 years in the cellar.
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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby Waiters Friend » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:49 am

The marsanne is the flagship (at around $15 a bottle!). I'd also buy the roussanne, and, to a lesser extent, the viognier.
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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby cuttlefish » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:39 am

Yeah if you're unfamiliar with their marsanne, get yourself some to keep 5-8 years as mentioned. It's a beautiful wine with some bottle age. A bargain.
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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby Rossco » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:24 pm

I have enjoyed on numerous occasions their 2011 Riesling and Viognier. While its not the greatest expression of the varieties, for the price they are a good
summer quaffer.

The Marsanne is an Excellent wine and has a great history of cellaring.
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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby Dave Dewhurst » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:18 pm

The Marsannes (both usual bottling and the 1927 vines) are excellent and would be my top picks followed by the Rousanne and Riesling.

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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby daz » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:51 pm

Waiters Friend wrote:The marsanne is the flagship (at around $15 a bottle!). I'd also buy the roussanne, and, to a lesser extent, the viognier.

The roussanne is just about my favourite Tahbilk white, glad to see you've enjoyed it too Allan. Haven't bought much from Tahbilk for a while but the viognier is another that can be interesting. Perhaps my second favourite is the riesling because it's varietal and drinks well early but in some vinatges can age 8+ years.
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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby Mahmoud Ali » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:34 pm

rens wrote:The only one I have had is the Marsanne and it is a bargain. Great with 5 to 8 years in the cellar.


It certainly is a bargain but never mind 5-8 years in the cellar, in a good vintage try 15+. I had the '92 a couple of years ago and it was glorious.

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Re: Thoughts on Tahbilk whites?

Postby Sharkey » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:20 am

The Roussane is great with 5 years or so on it.

The Marsanne is a 10+ year wine. I had a 2000 vintage of their 1927 Vines Marsanne at a restaurant on the weekend and it was fantastic, though still as pale as a 3 year old wine.
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