Xavier Flouret Shiraz Pemberton Waroo 2009
Xavier Flouret Wines, founded by Xavier Flouret in 2008, is a collection of boutique wines from around the world. Each award-winning wine embodies the character of that wine’s region, which is important when developing a carefully selected portfolio of varietals. Each bottle features an "X" design on the front and information about the winemaker and the winery on the back, complete with food pairing recommendations.
Editorial Reviews for Xavier Flouret Shiraz Pemberton Waroo
Showing early notes of reduction on the nose. Takes some time to blow off, but once it does there are attractive notes of plummy fruit, prune and vanilla. Light hints of peppercorn and game might be the remnants of reduction. In the mouth, this is rather lovely, light and fresh, with friendly red and blue fruits. Showing admirable purity. This will probably disappoint many Shiraz drinkers who are looking for more power and complexity, but it does show a more elegant and fresh side of the variety. 87 pts
Lots of blackberry fruit and chili powder. Nice oakiness on the back end of the aroma. Attack is hot and packs good tannins. Slight jamminess on the finish, not sweet. It's an exciting wine, containing the usual pepperiness of Shiraz complemented with really solid fruit.
Smoky earthiness, bold, jammy deep dark fruits in the palate, bright pepper fruits smooth and enjoyable with food. I had several different Australian Shiraz tonight and for my group, this one was our favorite!
Wonderful wine to drink on its own and with food. Smokey and fruity- very good!
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Eye: Bright and vibrant, youthful deep red with magenta tones. Nose: Red berry freshness, with a suggestion of white pepper and spice. Palate: Soft, expressive, mouth-filling and fresh. Pure-fruited impact with earthy red berries and crisp acidity. Fine tannins.
Notes: AGEING The Shiraz undergoes malolactic fermentation and is aged in oak barrels (75% French - 25% American) during a period of 8 months.
|Sugar: 0.26 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter|