RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016
Xabregas X Figtree Riesling 2014 ($40)
Best of the West 2016 – Riesling
Really beautiful Riesling, this. It’s dry tending towards medium but the balance and the purity of that minerally fruit is such that it has a beautiful dry, clean and crisp mouthfeel. One of the very best Rieslings yet from Xabregas. Spicy citrus with some nice delicate bath salts influences.
Cracking good wine.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 10 years
Xabregas shiraz 2012 ($25)
Signature cooler Great Southern shiraz here with a liberally white pepper influence on the dusty savoury fruit. The palate has an underlay of ripe medium-bodied plummy fruit flavours with a decent dusty coating. A fairly rustic wine for short-term drinking.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years
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