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2018 Faber Verdelho

This might be the country's most age-worthy Verdelho! A bargain for the price.

$20.00

Rated 4.3 out of 5
3 Reviews

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About The Wine

This is possibly the most interesting Verdelho in the country.

A funny variety perhaps for a winery to specialise in, but John Griffiths and his Faber vineyard has really made it their own. The unique combination of soils and climate in the Swan Valley that John's vineyard occupies produces Verdelho that ages remarkably well.

They say this might be their best vintage to date of this cult-favourite white wine.

Very much a hidden bargain of the West. If you can keep your hands off it, watch it blossom over the next 5-10 years.

Faber Vineyard
Faber Vineyard
Swan Valley, WA
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From The Producer

The best white in the Swan Valley using fruit from Faber Vineyard. Made from cold fermented free run juice. Released as a young wine but boy will it age well. This could be our best Verdelho ever! It’s running out the door already. Made from all our fruit plus some from the Sittella vineyard, we managed to pick around the rain and got the fruit ripened to perfection. It has intense nectarine and pawpaw aromas, is vibrant, bright and full flavoured on the palate, with honey dew and ripe nectarine flavours and a long clean fresh finish. Simply stunning.

Blend : Verdelho (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : Screw cap

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The Wine Front

"Tropical fruity scents, faint almond, floral lift – a very pretty and attractive start. The palate is tropical fruit orientated, lightly sweet but lifted on tangy acidity, and the flavours are drawn long and true through the palate. Loaded with flavour, detailed too, and texture is a drawcard, slippery and yet lightly chalky at once. Super stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Note to self: 'Buy this one again!'

As newbies to a Verdelho, this is truly a flavour surprise—light and yet with a complexity that you don’t expect. Note to self: 'Buy this one again!'

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Faber Verdelho 2018. I've been sampling Verdelho on and off for decades. Usually off. Most of it has been flabby giggle juice. But I like the grape. This Faber is easily the best so far, along with the previous vintage. It's bright, fresh, flavoursome, great for a picnic or a serious seafood dish. Verdelho and Chenin Blanc have been neglected in this country.

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Nicely done!

Crisp and refreshing but with ample texture and interest. Excellent, easy-drinking Verdelho and top value.

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