Riesling fizz

Xabregas X by Xabregas SR 2014, Great Southern, AUD $38

It doesn’t say riesling anywhere on the package, but it is a sparkling riesling. A bright yellow hue leads into a bouquet of lemon essence and honey, bright and piercing. The wine is intense, lean and penetrating to taste, with refreshing crisp acidity and dryness. Some toasty age development is starting. A delicious, individual bubbly. (Diam)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.4%

Ageing: drink now to four years

Food: drink with sushi and sashimi

Stockists: Bucket Boys, Marrickville – NSW; Different Drop online (AU only)

Ranked #13 of 35 2014 Riesling from Great Southern

Price Benchmark: AUD $26.22 Avg 92pt 2014 Riesling tasted from Australia

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