Tulloch Vineyard Selection Verdelho 2012 (Hunter Valley, NSW)
13%, Screwcap, $20
Produced from grapes sourced from Denman in the Upper Hunter Valley and the JYT home vineyard in Pokolbin. As usual when I try a juicy, tropical fruit driven Verdelho like this I am amazed that the grape isn’t more popular – Verdelho you deserve more love.
It’s a whole fruit salad on the nose, tending melon and mango and all things tropical. Yes. That’s the perfect Verdelho nose. The palate is much drier than the nose, the acidity a slightly bitter drag on what is otherwise a good example of contained tropical fruit juiciness.
Don’t be fooled by the low score – this is a clever example of the genre from a challenging year. Simple but good.
Score: 16/20 87/100
Would I buy it? Probably not but I’d recommend it.