Collector Wines Lamp Lit Marsanne 2013, Canberra District, AUD $32
This is a discreet, early-harvested style of marsanne, resulting in moderate alcohol. Candle-wax, creamy lees, malt and honey aromas. Ageing slowly. It’s refined, delicate, intense and refreshing, and grows on you gradually. A very fine wine. Includes 10% roussanne and viognier. (12.9 per cent alcohol; screw-cap)
Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on HuonHooke.com
Ageing: Best now to six years.
Food: Crab sandwiches.
Stockists: www.collectorwines.com.au; Prince Wine Store, South Melbourne (Vic.); Nomad Wine Store, Surry Hills (NSW).