Goulburn Valley, Australia
Honeyed green-apples, nutty aromas and an ability to age make this wine one of Australia's outstanding finds. We're always on the lookout for something completely different and this extraordinary white wine is exactly that.
- Goulburn Valley
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As the brains behind Four Sisters and Tahbilk, Alister Purbrick is one of the best known winemakers in Australia. The former has become one of the country’s most iconic while Tahbilk is one of its most historic.
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is a beautiful old winery in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (140kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas. The property comprises lands of rich river flats along the Goulburn River and a maze of permanent backwaters and creeks. The name 'Tahbilk', rather appropriately, is the Aboriginal term for 'place of many waterholes'.
Four Sisters was established by Trevor Mast as a joint venture with Alister in 1990 to celebrate his four daughters. He wanted to make wines that were up-front and easy-going, full of life and fun. One of his daughters, Dahlia, designed the now iconic label, around which many lively evenings have been spent. After Trevor sadly died in 2012, the winery was placed under the care of Alister who had worked by his side for over 20 years.
"Oz's oldest wineries, a lovely old place in the Goulburn Valley (where I met my first crocodile face to face, but that's another story). They have always been different, hence a white Rhône varietal given the New World treatment. Deliciously fragrant - gorgeous with smoked kedgeree."
"Light, toasted nut aromas, fresh textured pineapple fruits and excellent length. Great wine at a reasonable price."
"Marsanne, one of the three leading Rhone white grapes, has been grown at Tahbilk continuously since 1927 and thrives in the unique, lake-cooled micro-climate and red, iron-rich soil. See for yourself with the unusual and unexpected sweet summery spice of this tasty, green apple and greengage-layered white."
"Tahbilk Marsanne is a wine with a history - not so much because I first bought and enjoyed an earlier vintage more than 1 years ago but because Marsanne has been grown on the Tahbilk estate since the 186s. The wine is pale gold and has an attractively wide range of aromas and flavours - ripe apricots and peaches, ripe apples, something slightly floral, maybe honeysuckle, and just a little bit of honey. The honey tends to get more pronounced as the wine ages, and this Marsanne does age particularly well. All this before you even taste the wine! "
Established in 1860 Tahbilk is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic family owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria (120kms north of Melbourne), one of the nation's premium viticultural areas. The property comprises some 1,214 hectares of rich river flats with a frontage of 11 kms to the Goulburn River and 8 kms of permanent backwaters and creeks. Purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk is home to 5 generations. undefined The name Tahbilk originates from our location, which the local aboriginal people first referred to as "tabilk-tabilk", meaning "place of many waterholes". Originally spelled Tabilk, the 'h' was added later.