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2017 Marsanne

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Variety: 100% Marsanne
Region: Hunter Valley
Vine Age: Planted on own roots in 1968

Tasting Notes

The colour of this Marsanne is electric - a strong straw hue with flecks of green as it catches the light. The nose has delicate white flowers, candle wax, cantaloupe and honeyed fresh-cut apple. The palate has wonderful depth and flavour, yellow and white stone fruits intertwined with the plush, creamy autolysis of sur-lees oak ageing. The focus and energy of the wine is outstanding, the peach, honeydew melon, apricot and white mushroom flavours layer around a beam of lemon curd and bright, white stone-fruit that holds in the mouth impressively with silken texture. 60 dozen made. Hand bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Drink: Now to 2028.
Food Match: Serve with soft cheese.

Technical Data

Alcohol: 12.2%
pH: 3.15

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$75.00
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2019 Field of Mars Collection

                                                             

This pack contains six unique Field of Mars Single Vineyard Hunter Valley wines in a collector's wooden box. This collection epitomises the highest quality with limited bottles produced of each variety, Semillon, Chardonnay & Shiraz. Selected from precise sub sections of our best vineyard blocks these wines show outstanding varietal expression and true historical & regional identity.

2 x Block 2A Semillon 2015
2 x Block 6 Chardonnay 2015
2 x Block 1 Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes

Field of Mars Block 2A Semillon 2015 

Planted in 1968, the deep white-sands of Block 2a deliver Semillon fruit with extraordinary focus and exceptional finesse centered on the hallmark aromatic intensity of lime juice and lemon zest, wonderfully supported by ripples of crunchy grapefruit and lime-shred marmalade.
On the palate, the yellow-citrus purity is sovereign, and it bestows a sublime lustrous quality with effortless grace, pushing out to a long fine finish which persists with precise tangy freshness. Delicious hints of mineral and chalk stay on the palate with a lift of white fig and pineapple fruit energy, fine, lithe and delicate.The 2015 Field of Mars  Semillon is flawless, showing all of the traits for great cellaring beyond 15 years.

Only 123 dozen made

Field of Mars Block 6 Chardonnay 2015  

Planted in 1968, the fine sands of Block 6 are ideal for Semillon and Chardonnay, generating beautiful fruit balance with the key chemistry for world-class greatness.

Fine fruit aromas reveal crunchy white-peach and nectarine with vibrant brightness. The palate sits in wonderful fruit unison; ripe stone-fruit threaded with the luxurious satiny softness of brown fig and canary / honeydew melon, all held in poise by youthful stalky astringency from whole-bunch pressing. is pure and elegant. The best of deluxe oak is intricately woven into the aroma with fine vanilla perfumes melding into the fruit, recurring on the palate with such sheer softness that it could be fresh fruits flecked with honey. Keep it if you can, best drinking between 7 – 12 years. 

Only 128 dozen made

Field of Mars Block 1 Shiraz 2014

Planted in 1968 on deep black clay soils, this old-vine Hunter Shiraz has intensity, filling the glass with saturated black fruits complemented by layer upon layer of gentle richness: black cherry, liquorice, black chocolate, black pepper, and juniper. Elements of regional terrior with aromas of currant and clove adding heady intensity to the fruit darkness at first, yielding inevitably to the massive power of cassis-like richness and oak-spice opulence which builds with unstoppable momentum.

This inky fruit combines with beautiful oak spice for magical harmony, delivering superb balance in rolling waves of mouth-filling and steadfast persistence, deep yet gentle, showing a velvet foundation of tannins with a slight espresso-like dryness and tongue-staining grain.This wine is the “Magnum Opus” of our reds from the great Vintage of 2014 and will greatly reward cellaring beyond 10 years.

Only 134 dozen made

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