"So much texture, flavour and body. It’s a particularly slippery rendition of the variety. This tastes of stone fruit and bacon fat, citrus and popcorn, though everything resolves beautifully through the finish, where it washes clean and refreshing. Indeed there’s a stoney aspect to the aftertaste. Balance here is absolutely impeccable. In fact the more I look at this wine the more I see that there’s more than texture at play here; there’s a softness to the acidity. Like this a lot." 93pts Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front
This is the first year Place of Changing Winds has produced a Heathcote Marsanne. It was picked from the same Colbinabbin vineyard as the Syrah, where the vines occupy a small patch at the base of the slope. As this was their first crack at Marsanne, there was a lot of experimentation: with some crushing, some maceration, and various cask and lees aging trials.
The result is an intriguing, complex and relatively full-bodied wine that will benefit from cellaring. For now, do not be scared to give it a decant as it is still tightly wound. It's smoky, with plenty of struck match and solids influence as well as pear, melon and honey notes lurking in the background (which become more prominent with air).
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