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Peel Estate Verdelho

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Cracka Review

If you wanted to treat yourself to one of the best tasting aromatic whites from WA, we recommend you jump on this Verdelho from Peel Estate. Verdelho does not nearly get the coverage it deserves and if you were to be going to a BYO Asian, this is the ticket. The intense fruit can make this wine seem a little sweet but go past what your palate tells you and it reveals tropical aromas of guava and mango before a swathe of fruit, spice and a persistent yet fresh finish.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has a typical Peel Estate Verdelho nose – guavas and mangoes in the tropical fruit spectrum with strong grapey aromas in the background. It’s very enticing, especially quite cold. The palate is loaded with fresh, ripe fruit. The mouthfeel is full and rich, but the finish is very clean and fresh, almost brisk. There is an engaging saltiness/spiciness to the finish which adds an unusual complexity to the fruit flavours in what is an easy- drinking style.

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Peel Estate Verdelho

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Just beautiful fresh lively tropical fruit dominated with a zippy passionfruit tang. The aromas are quite beautiful with traces of spices and floral overtones. On the palate the fruit is carried with delicacy and finesse to a long finish. Released late in 2009.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Delicate, fresh and lively fruit salad in a precise varietal mould; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
One of the best verdelhos produced in Australia hails from Baldivis in the Peel region, an hour's drive south of Perth. It makes attractive summer drinking thanks to its delicious tropical fruit flavours, vibrance and cool, slightly sweet, finish.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
83
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
83
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light but bright yellow-green; the bouquet is moderately rich, with some tropical fruit salad aromas; the palate is rich and ripe, again with tropical fruit salad; mouthfilling, and carries its 14° alcohol well.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
85

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