Showing posts with label 2009. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2009. Show all posts

Monday, November 17, 2014

2009 Tahbilk Marsanne

A varietal from the Rhone Valley in France, Marsanne was first planted at the Tabilk winery in Victoria in the 1860s. They now have some of the oldest plantings in the world and are one of the largest producers of this varietal. This wine is an absolute bargain, and is often released after several years of cellaring for very little more than the latest vintage.

The 2009 is starting to show some developed, honey suckle like characters on the nose, alongside citrus fruit and a hint of kerosene. Still has a very lively citrus palate with bright acidity. I suspect this wine still has many good years ahead of it, so I'll be holding on to a few bottles.

Remarkable wine at this price.

Price:     $16
Source: Dan Murphy's
Varietal: Marsanne
Tasted:  November 2014
Rating:   94
Website: www.tahbilk.com.au

Monday, September 22, 2014

2009 Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

You can't think about Australia's Coonawarra region without thinking about Cabernet Sauvignon, and this is an excellent example of why that is, from an iconic producer in the region.

One of the great things about Wynns black label Cabernet is that it is fairly easy to track down.  I was able to find both this 2009 and a 2010 at a major retailer and noted the 2012 was also available.

Great nose with dark vibrant fruits, a hint of tobacco, and that classic hit of mint, so distinctive of Coonawarra Cabernet.  Full bodied with decent length on the palette and hints of blackberry. Great structure and almost velvety tannins. A fantastic Cabernet for this price, I would buy it again. It drank wonderfully with grilled lamb loin chops.  Likely to have quite a few years left in it, so if I see it again I'll get one for the wine fridge.

Price:     $30
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasted: September 2014
Rating:   93 
Website: http://www.wynns.com.au/

Friday, August 22, 2014

2009 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

Produced from fruit from their Braemore Vineyard in the Hunter Valley, this wine was bottled in 2009 and only released this year.

Aromas of lemon and buttered toast. Great precision and varietal expression.  A spectacular Hunter Valley Semillon, likely to improve for many years, but already fantastic.  Next time I try this I hope it's withh scallops in a brown butter sauce.  Sure to be magic.

 Price:     $40
Varietal: Semillon
Tasted: June 2014
Rating:   94
Website: http://www.meereapark.com.au/