YALUMBA 2012 ORGANIC VIOGNIER $ 19
Multi- regional, SA
13.5 per cent Bright straw/ green with a fragrant pot pourri nose and ripe apricot, slight musk and spice-flavoured palate with less of the fat, oiliness of some Aussie viogniers but with good fruit intensity before a touch of alcohol heat at the end.
TAHBILK 2013 MARSANNE $ 19
Nagambie, Central Vic
12.5 per cent A fresh, bright young marsanne with citrus and hints of honey on both the nose and palate providing excellent accompaniment to fresh seafood and lighter summer dishes now but, if put away for a few years, will fill out to an absolutely delicious marmalade and honey-flavoured drop.
LOWE 2012 TINJA CHARDONNAY VERDELHO $ 22
11.1 per cent Unoaked and with no added preservatives, this is fresh, crisp and clean, lightweight blend showing ripe pear and green apple flavours and refreshing acidity just made for a tasty, crack- it- and- drink- now companion to fresh summer seafood.
ANDREW THOMAS 2012 BRAEMORE SEMILLON $ 28
Hunter Valley, NSW
10.5 per cent Pale, almost colourless with restrained lemon zest aromatics plus suggestions of herbs and dry, minerally slate, the palate classically tight, lean and long with wonderful juicy acidity which should happily see the wine through to a glorious, much fuller and honey- rich old age.