Category Archives: Verdelho

2012 Bilgavia Estate Verdelho

Admittedly I struggle with straight Verdelhos but I rather enjoyed a glass of this in the muggy weather yesterday. Clean lines, a little texture and a spicy crisp finish. The spice really made all the difference. Melon, pineapple, peach and 2012 … Continue reading

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2012 Chapel Hill Verdelho

Can’t say I’m the world’s biggest Verdelho fan but this one’s fair drinking for the price – which is, I suspect, all the variety can aspire to in terms of table wines. Frisky, fruity and fresh. Passionfruit, guava, pineapple and lime. … Continue reading

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2011 Tamburlaine Hunter Reserve Verdelho

Tasted alongside two other Verdelhos which did very little for me. They were probably more varietally distinct though… Driven by lemon citrus with a note of unripe melon being the only other specific fruit detail. Any herbaceousness is pleasantly understated … Continue reading

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2010 De Bortoli Deen Vat 6 Verdelho

In the most recent edition of the ‘Wine & Viticulture Journal’ (September/October 2011) Bleasedale winemaker Paul Hotker makes the following remark regarding Verdelho – “who needs Vermentino; if we called it [Verdelho] Vermentino we’d sell three times as much.” Hmmm…I’m not … Continue reading

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2010 Windowrie The Mill Verdelho

Central Ranges 15.0% Screwcap $16.99 Source: Sample I’m pretty sure this is the first Verdelho I’ve ever been sent. It’s certainly the first Verdelho I’ve tasted that has come in at 15% and that really does seem to be the … Continue reading

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