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Textured Whites (Chardonnay & Semillon)


  • Meg tasted: Rob Dolan White Label Chardonnay, Yarra Valley
  • Colour: Medium lemon (with/without green tinge)
  • Top Australian Regions: Yarra Valley, Margaret River, Mornington Peninsula,
  • Aromas: Toast and vanilla from oak. Cool climate: oyster shell, lemon, lemon meringue pie, grapefruit. Warmer climates: peach, nectarine
  • Palate: Creamy, medium to high acid, flavours from fruit and oak
  • Food: Seafood, piri piri chicken, white meats, vegetarian


  • Meg tasted: Tyrells Hunter Valley Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • Top Australian Regions: Hunter Valley, Margaret River
  • Colour: Pale lemon, almost water white in youth, brighter lemon with age
  • Aromas: When young, lemon, white flowers. With age, toast, honey, hazelnuts, nougat
  • Palate: High acid, light body, low alcohol
  • Food pairing: Seafood, oysters, fish with butter and capers