''White flowers, lemon blossom, hints of spice, and light minerality all emerge from the 2018 Marsanne. It’s a fresh, clean, classy white that's nicely balanced and silky on the palate.'' Jeb Dunnuck
Hi Folks, When it comes to finding quality 100% straight varietal whites from the acclaimed Northern Rhone in France you will often have to pay at least $40 - $50 and they usually need a few years to settle down before they are ready to drink.....Well we've done the hard yards this week and have found a very approachable single varietal Marsanne from the fantastic 2018 vintage at Australia's Best price from its traditional heartland in the beautiful Northern Rhone! The 2018 Cave de Tain Collines Rhodaniennes Marsanne is a really smooth easy drinking 100% Marsanne that expresses fresh aromas of white florals, lemon zest, pears with soft mineral touches on a rounded finish. Veteran Rhone Valley writer Jeb Dunnock nails it with his review here: ''White flowers, lemon blossom, hints of spice, and light minerality all emerge from the 2018 Marsanne. It’s a fresh, clean, classy white that's nicely balanced and silky on the palate.'' At just $21.99 this offers great value for a 100% Northern Rhone Marsanne and is sure to bring plenty of drinking pleasure without hurting the hip pocket too much! As an added plus I must also mention that 2018 is a much celebrated vintage for Northern Rhone Whites with the three scribes below all singing its praise's!
''I imagine that plenty of wine lovers will enjoy the 2018's pretty much right out of the gate with more vibrancy compared to their 2017 siblings.'' Josh Raynold's, Vinous Media
''Here we have a triumph. 2018 is a great year for Northern Rhone Whites. They combine deep richness, with lines of clarity and length.'' John Livingstone-Learmonth, DrinkRhone.com
''The Northern Rhône is unquestionably on a string of excellent vintages, with 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 offering incredible levels of quality.'' Jeb Dunnuck