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The Vindependent - Nick Butler
10 April 2020

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Terra Felix - Central Victoria, Marsanne Roussanne 2004

I bought this wine as part of a mixed dozen of aged Rhone white varieties at an auction last year - I was actually the auctioneer and was the only one in the crowd with a penchant for old Aussie whites.

It's deep bronze in the glass.
Orange rind; roasted hazelnuts; and the dryest of dried apricots - aromas show maturity without any suggestion this has expired.

More minerals and textures than fruit on the palate - phenolic grip and chalky oak-tannins - mandarin bath bomb.
Tough judging a 16 year-old white blend that would have been $20 on release with anything but respect.
The winemaker should be proud.

Price: $25
Wine Category: White Blends
Rating: 90
Cellar: Drink now
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