Let them eat cake – Tahbilk Marsanne 2010


Marsanne is a French grape that’s still new to many wine lovers, despite the fact that Tahbilk have been growing it in Australia for the last 85 years and have the world’s largest – and oldest – single vineyard of the stuff.

But once you’ve found it you’ll be donning a faux-French accent and asking “Where’ve you been all my life?” as you sit back and wonder – in a Marie Antoinette styled self indulgence – at how existence could be possible without this wine in your possession.

Tahbilk produces the most well known Marsanne in Australia, and the 2010 is a fantastic example of why this varietal is so darn good.

The Lowdown

The Tahbilk Marsanne 2010 is fresh, fruit laden and rippling with lemony goodness and we’re surprised more women aren’t already ardent fans. It sits somewhere between a Pinot Grigio and a young Semillon and has the ability to age well too – becoming honeyed and almond like – if you have the patience.

Drink With

This young Marsanne is delicious when paired with a spicy dish of fresh Spaghetti tossed with extra virgin olive oil, chilli and parmasan, or chicken breast stuffed with tarragon butter. Because it’s medium bodied with low acidity, it can really hold it’s own- as compared to some other whites – when paired with bigger flavours.

Price: Around $15 a bottle. No wonder it’s regarded as one of the best value quaffing white wines available in Australia!

Rating: 4/5 Great wine




Available from: Just about any decent wine shop in the country, and a plethora of online stores too