Australia – McLaren Vale, South Australia
Description: A pleasure bent type of wine
Nose: Cigar box, damp earth, smoked meat, bacon & blueberry
Palate: Flavour packed, full-bodied, round
Ageing: Drink now or hold 2-3 years.
Food Pairing: BBQ Hot Italian sausage, gourmet burgers, pizza
Score: 91 out of 100, Jay Miller, www.erobertparker.com, Dec 2009
Score: 4 out of 5, Vic Harradine, www.winespectator.com, Jun 2011
Australia – Coonawarra, South Australia
Description: Pale straw green colour, rewarding after some cellaring
Nose: Bouquet of citrus & apple blossom
Palate: Citrus & apple flavours
Ageing: Drink now or hold 3-5 years
Food Pairing: Pork tenderloin
Score: 93 out of 100, James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au, Mar 2010
Australia – Nagambie Lakes, Victoria
Description: From one of the oldest Marsanne plantings in the world dating back to 1927.
Nose: Intesne aromas of honeyed white peach, ripe pears and orange blossoms.
Palate: Medium bodied, clean and pure, stone fruit flavours and a long finish.
Ageing: Drink now or hold for 7-9 years.
Food Pairing: Thai dishes
Score: 90 out of 100, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, www.erobertparker.com, Jun 2010