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RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017

Zarephath Single Vineyard Riesling 2016 ($30)

The cool climes of the Porongurups are so good for this lighter style of Riesling. It has such a wonderful purity and pristine quality about. it. Spicy with a lemon zest and light lime character. It’s finely balanced with a lingering precise palate. Bone dry and very long.

Score: 92/100     Cellar: 6 years     BUY HERE

Zarephath Chardonnay 2013 ($30)

A lighter bodied chardonnay reflecting the site within the Porongurups. Creamy savoury stone fruit with a white peach dominance on the nose. There’s some nice citrus and nectarine edges to it. The palate is deep with good juicy intensity. Sustained finish.

Score: 88/100    Cellar: 2 years     BUY HERE

Zarephath Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 ($35)

A substantial pinot noir showing so much depth and fruit concentration but delivered with typical pinot refinement and style. Aromas of spicy cherry and darker plum with a dab of raspberry confection. The palate is deep and lavishly textured with a firm spine of ripe chalky tannins. A little savory edge completes the picture of a real step up for Zarephath with this variety.

Score: 93/100    Cellar: 6 years     BUY HERE

 

 

 

 

 RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Zarephath pinot noir 2013 ($30)

So much beautiful perfumed varietal character in this tidy pinot noir. Smoky sour cherry and raspberry notes on the nose. The palate has a mix of juicy light-bodied red fruits, slightly chalky tannins and a little savoury oak. A fine acidity threads through to the finish to keep it very pinot-like.

SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 6 years

Zarephath rosé 2015 ($30)

Lovely pale pink colour. This is made from a mix of merlot, shiraz and cabernet and brings some really cute characters from those varieties to the table – cherry and red currant with some sweet strawberry notes. The palate is typically light bodied with a refreshing dry acid on the finish.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Zarephath Riesling 2015 ($30)

Lots of talcy bath salts character on the nose of this wine which captures so much of the Porongurups characters. The palate is keen and crisp with a spicy minerality. Long fine finish.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

Zarephath chardonnay 2013 ($30)

A lighter-bodied chardonnay reflecting the site within the Porongurups. Creamy savoury stone fruit with a whet peach dominance on the nose. There’s some nice citrus and nectarine edges to it. The palate is deep with good juicy intensity. Sustained finish.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years

Zarephath shiraz 2008 ($30)

An older shiraz that is starting to reveal its secondary qualities as a result of extended cellaring. Yet it retains some rather appealing primary red fruit notes. Leather and spicy on the nose with smoky tobacco influences. The palate is generous and plush with a leathery spicy feature.

Nice wine.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years

 

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