2002 Tahbilk Marsanne "1927 Vines" Nagambie Lakes Victoria
Deep gold; a delicious mixture of ripe stone fruit, pear and honey riding on a magic carpet of natural acidity. If you are prepared to gamble with the cork gods, go to it.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2002 ‘1927 Vines’ Marsanne offers fragrant notes of cashews, preserved lemon peel, lemongrass and acacia honey with a gentle hint of orange blossom essence. Light-bodied and dry, with a fine line of refreshing acidity cutting through the evolved earthy and dried citrus peel flavors, it has a long, layered finish. Delicious now, it should keep to 2017+.
91+ points Neal Martin: "Tasted at the 150th anniversary vertical at St. John. This is beautifully defined on the nose with honeysuckle, dried flowers, a touch of green lemon and the mineralite really showing through with aeration. The palate is well balanced, very primal, light dried honey, dried mango, a little spice and honeycomb, very introverted towards the finish. Moderate length. Very fine. Drink 2015-2035. Tasted May 2010." (09/10)