WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips

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

Mudgee, NSW

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.

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