BLEASDALE 2013 Potts’ Catch Verdelho $ 19
Langhorne Creek, SA
12 per cent
THIS is a soft, undemanding, herbal and grassy fl avoured drop with some hints of tropical fruits towards the fi nish, but overall drier and crisper than many verdelhos and all the better for it. Needs a good chill.
OAKVALE 2014 Ablington Vineyard Semillon $ 30
Hunter Valley, NSW
10.5 per cent
A lean and citrusy young Hunter Semillon surprisingly soft, rounded and approachable at this young age. While it would be excellent now with simple fresh fi sh and seafood, I’d be putting it away for a few years to hopefully develop a bit more of Hunter semillon’s classic depth and character.
TOPPER’S MOUNTAIN 2013 Gewurztraminer $ 35
New England, NSW
12.8 per cent
IT’S wines like this one that are helping the emerging New England region make its mark. Lifted musk and exotic spice aromas becoming more lychee and muscat- like in the mouth, the palate mid- weight, nicely balanced and with a long, fl avoursome aftertaste.
FROGMORE CREEK 2011 Evermore Gewurztraminer $ 38
Coal River Valley, Tas.
13.1 per cent
A MUCH richer, more textured and complex wine than the previous one with age adding a golden colour and an extra feel of plump decadence to the predominantly lychee aromas and fl avours with good acid providing balance and a soft, cleansing fi nish. Great with a stinky, washed- rind cheese.