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Keith Tulloch Hunter Valley Semillon 2013

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Keith Tulloch; Pokolbin, Australia.

Grape Variety: Semillon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Hunter Valley; New South Wales, Australia.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $29.90 (AUS$) about $22.70 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: Caesar salad with garlic and parmesan cheese. Sauteed garlic shrimp with wilted spinach and jasmine rice, with mixed vegetables.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Light floral and hints of green fruit in the aroma. Smooth, lemon with a little topical fruit taste. Strong fruitiness and plenty of acidity plus tad of grapefruit in the medium-long finish. Good with the shrimp, OK drinking alone. I’m sort of luke warm about this one, it’s just to acidic for my taste.

    She said: Clear with lots of legs that moved more quickly than I would expect with an alcohol content of 11 percent. The aroma has hints of tropical fruits with floral mixed in while the taste added a spritz of citrus into the mix. A medium body was complemented by smoothness and pleasing acidity that dominated the long finish. The wine went very well with the shrimp complementing their sweetness and delicately balancing their weight on the palate. The wine was not so good with the salad, but that is to be expected. It was OK as a sipping wine but did not have that special something to make it interesting alone.

    Comments: Purchased from a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 115

Bar code: 9 327969 003073

Imported by: NA