Riesling, Xabregas, Mad Men, Mount Barker, Western Australia, 2014, 12.2% abv, AUS$27

This Riesling hails from the far reaches of western Australia – below Perth along the southern coastline in Mount Barker.

The area has a Mediterranean influence, slight elevation, and is moderated by winds blowing in off the Southern Ocean which makes for some of the coolest growing conditions in Oz.

Think cool climate, tropical tasting white wines as a result of this.

On the eyes, this big bodied wine is a deep gold with aromas of tangerine, tropical fruit, wax and honey. The beautiful colour has been caused by maceration and being left on the skins.

The palate is lightly off dry with good acidity and fresh flavours of papaya, mango, and quince with subtle elderflower, beeswax and light petrol.

WSET Good plus and at the height of its drinking window.  If you’re holding, enjoy it now as we did with Sunday brunch.  At only 12% abv, you can drink this all day long – or with your fruit salad and eggs.

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