WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE -

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.

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