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Inglewood Vineyards

www.tworivers.com.au

2 Yarrawa Rd, Denman, 2328 (postal)

Cellar Door: Daily (11-4)

Ph: (02) 6547 2556

The Inglewood Vineyard is positioned on the banks of the Hunter River, just outside the picturesque township of Upper Hunter Valley town of Denman.

Established in 1988, the vineyard enjoys a diverse range of soil types, north-easterly sloping hillsides, and a Hunter River frontage. The vineyard is managed by Brett Keeping and the wines are contract-made.

Their brand is Two Rivers with the main interest is on Lightning Strike Chardonnay, Stone's Throw Semillon and Hidden Hive Verdelho. The Semillon Sauvignon Blanc contains a small Canberra component. The Hunter reds include the Rocky Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon, Thunderbolt Shiraz, Golfers Folly Cabernet Franc and Winter's Mist Merlot.

It is also a partner with the Tulloch and Angove families.

Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Two Rivers Stone Throw Semillon 2013

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2021+

(GXY) Tasting: Nov 2013, Silver Medal at Hunter Valley Wine Show 2013, vibrant citrus blossom nose, grassy lemon sherbert and lime with snow pea and lanolin notes, bright lemony backbone, flavours are a touch grapey as expected this early but has plenty of cellaring potential (****)

Two Rivers Hidden Hive Verdelho 2012

Purchased: Not ($16)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: Nov 2013, Bronze Medal at Hunter Valley Wine Show 2013, the usual bright fruit bowl of passionfruit, melon, kiwifruit and other tropical fruit, chalky with balancing citric acidity more convincing length than earlier heat stressed vintages I have tried (****)

Two Rivers Hidden Vine Verdelho 2007

Purchased: Marlborough Hotel, Newtown, Sydney ($15)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: July 2008, very early harvest due to drought, lively mango, passionfruit and tropical fruit, chalky finish, bright fruit expression but rather forward even by varietal standards (***)

Two Rivers Hidden Vine Verdelho 2004

Purchased: King and Godfreys ($14)

Drink: 2006

(GXY) Tasting: Jan 2007, fruit salad array including passionfruit, kiwifruit and orange, slightly honeyed palate is quite forward even for a Verdelho, and is now losing the balancing acidity, drink it now, no point hanging to this in the cellar any longer (***)