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Tulloch Hunter River White Semillon

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Cracka Review

Semillon offers excellent value for money as they can be drunk now whilst zippy and zesty, or later when they develop those mellow honeyed characters. This one from Hunter stalwarts Tulloch is certainly in that vein, this has some nice lemon and lime that keeps that side of things in check. It's light-bodied and would be great with some battered or crumbed fish

Winemaker's Notes

Up until the early 1950’s Tulloch wine had been sold mainly in bulk to other wine companies, but as table wine came into popularity it was decided that Tulloch Wines should be sold under their own label. Hector consulted a printer friend and from this emerged the iconic Pokolbin Dry Red and Hunter River White (later to be known as Pokolbin Riesling) labels, which both went on to become famous wines of their time.

The Hunter enjoys unrivalled recognition for the world’s best dry Semillons and this wine is an excellent example of this classic style. The grapes for this wine were grown on the alluvial flats of the Hunter River, as they were for the great Hunter River Whites of the 1950’s and 60’s. Hector Tulloch’s philosophy was to make table wines to be enjoyed with food, a custom which continues with the wines fresh, flavoursome palate and pristine finish.

Appearance: Pale straw with a green hue.

Nose: Lifted notes of lime with underlying talc.

Palate: Citrus notes of lime and talc are layered over a seamless acid backbone. A wine to be enjoyed in its youth or careful cellaring will be rewarded.

Food: Freshly shucked oysters or king fish sashimi.

Cellaring: 1 - 5 years.

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