Category Archives: Goulburn Valley

2011 Tahbilk Marsanne

Tahbilk’s standard Marsanne is one of the great retail bargains on Australian bottle shop shelves. Its devastating combination of early drinking appeal and the potential to generate wonderful complexity with age belies its meagre cost. Consistently high quality without the … Continue reading

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2011 Tahbilk Viognier

I’m happy enough with this Viognier from Tahbilk but I’d be happier still if the RRP was a little lower. Mind you, Tahbilk always have excellent offers if you shop direct. Not an opulent example of the variety by any … Continue reading

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1998 Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon

Goulburn 13.0% Cork $38 Source: Retail Purchased because I like the idea of retailers ordering museum stock.  It allows the general consumer a chance to try “aged” wine and it means that I can drink something with developed characters without … Continue reading

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2005 Carlei Tre Rossi

Upper Goulburn, Lake Marmel 14.7% Diam $32 Source- Retail The irrepressible Serge Carlei is involved with the production of a swag of quality wines under different labels and from different regions, but it’s his “Signature Series” which I first tasted … Continue reading

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2000 Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne

Goulburn 11.0% Cork $45 Source- Retail You’ll get this a lot cheaper straight from Tahbilk, but I’m glad it’s retailing near me. Just means I can go grab it like I did yesterday; on a whim. Stunningly fresh and vital … Continue reading

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2008 Delatite Dead Man’s Hill Gewürztraminer

Goulburn Valley 12.5-14% Screwcap $23 I’ve been delving into films, poetry and theory in the last week. In particular works on suffering and questions: “Every question, no matter how intellectual its content, reflects suffering” – Kristeva And what we we … Continue reading

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1999 Mitchelton Marsanne Cellar Release

Goulburn Valley ?% Cork $?- Tasted 9/9/09 Wow, didn’t realise I’d uncorked this 1999 Marsanne on a date full of 9s. How random? How Bizarre? Anyway, it was quite an experience. I was praying the cork gods would be kind … Continue reading

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2006 Mitchelton Marsanne

Goulburn Valley 14% Screwcap CD $20- Tasted 7/9/09 I put this wine up against a 2007 Tahbilk Marsanne as the two Wineries are relatively close to each other, and both have a passion for Rhone whites. I was taken slightly … Continue reading

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2007 Mitchelton Airstrip Roussanne Marsanne Viognier

Goulburn Valley 13.7% Screwcap CD $26- Tasted 8/9/09 This is an outstanding wine. I took it over to my neighbours just to make sure I wasn’t just dreaming it was that good. It’s the sort of Rhone white that’s going … Continue reading

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