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X by Xabregas Figtree Riesling

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Here is yet another single vineyard riesling from Xabregas, and texture is the theme! There is an explosion of yellow citrus and white floral characters on the nose, but the palate is where the action is at. Light-bodied and off-dry in style, there are an array of differing mouthfeels from zippy citrus to chalky, right through to minerally slaty that will have you feeling like you have licked some pebbles - but in a good way. It's an excellent food wine that will go with chilli-inspired dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

In our desire to showcase the quality of our estate we have created a series of single vineyard wines. Our ‘X by Xabregas wines’ are the ultimate expression of the vineyard and are crafted with minimal intervention to showcase each variety and the unique vineyard from which they have evolved.

A Riesling of restraint and purity, Figtree expresses an intense array of floral characters coupled with talcum powder and mineral quartz.

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X by Xabregas Figtree Riesling

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Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
Really beautiful Riesling displaying lifted aromatics and a delightful fresh palate. It’s slightly spicy with some nice lemony characters. It’s in the dry to medium dry spectrum so there’s just a little very subtle palate sweetness. The acid is clean and long
WA Wine Guide 2013
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Pristine, pure, and so delicately fine. This is a wonderful debut riesling for the new creation from Xabregas. The fine, light citrus and minerality on the nose, with a touch of lime juice, is immediately enticing, while that little spicy lift is very much Great Southern. The delicate palate lingers with a fine persistence. Classic riesling.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
96
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A mouth-watering nose of stone fruits here - white peaches and nectarines - really expressive and attractive and bursting with promise. The palate doesn't disappoint, with luscious, fleshy, bright flavours that echo the stone fruits on the nose. Smooth and mouth-filling, it lands neatly on the finish with snap and tang. Evolving the style nicely out there.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
Regan Drew (2010 Vintage) says
"It's no secret that I am very big fan of the Xabregas Rieslings. They're classy, individual, serious expressions of the grape. So I was rapt to have the 2 corresponding single vineyard Syrahs arrive. The packaging is all style; heavy glass, tactile labels...even the screwcap & collar look so good you almost don't want to open them. The Figtree Vineyard Syrah from a Northern facing slope on deep ironstone gravel, hums with electric purple edges as it sits proudly in the glass. Elegant nose...the ironstone gravels give a stony, ferrous character with a little espresso coffee, then giving way to just bitten Kirsch-filled liqueur chocolate and supported by tendrils of herbs. Complex and cool on the tongue. The fruit is ripe, but not overtly sweet. Purple plum and spicy white pepper. There's that ironstone/ferrous character again too. Elegance, with long, balanced lines. It flirts with being a great drink now, but then hides behind delicious tannins suggesting so much more to come. A serious masculine expression of Syrah."
94

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