Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bent Road Verdelho 2008

Verdelho is very much seen as a "drink now" variety, but this little number from Bent Road shows that a little bit of age won't do the wine any harm. If anything, its added to the complexity which makes the wine even more enjoyable.
Well made in small batches with the emphasis on the fruit to come to the fore. Some Verdelho is stripped bare of its varietal characteristics but this expression of Verdelho demonstrates what can be achieved.
Plenty of tropical fruit aromas on the nose, the wine presents itself on the lighter side of golden. The palate is nicely rounded with some aged Semillon characteristics noticeable. Finish is clean and leaves you yearning for the next sip. At $18, this is a great example of the varying styles of Granite Belt Verdelho, yet also showcases its suitability to the Queensland climate and lifestyle.