2020 Luis Seabra Xisto Cru Branco Douro

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Luis Seabra |Dao |Rabigato
Luis Seabra's exceptional top of the tree white, a blend of local varieties. Powerful, schisty brilliance that will appeal to lovers of Riesling or Chablis.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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This is the top white wine in the Seabra stable.

It's a phenomenal wine. Seabra believes that the main variety in this blend, Rabigato, is the perfect vessel to convey the distinctive characteristics of the schisty slopes (hence Xisto).

The vines are 70 - 80 years old. The farming is all chemical-free. The wine is made with purity at the front of mind.

It's difficult to convey the power and persistence of the Xisto Cru. It feels like you are drinking a freight-train of minerals, stones and waxy/honeyed stonefruits. There is only a very small amount available in Australia, and it won't last long.

Rightfully so, it's absolutely brilliant.

From sustainably farmed Douro Superiore vineyards planted from 1920-1933 on mica schists at 650-700m, this is a blend of 70 percent Rabigato, balanced out with Codega, Gouveio, Viosinho, and Dozelino Branco.

95 Points - "Made from a field blend of local, Portuguese grape varieties, from 1920-1930s plantings. Made by a tearaway, avant garde but high quality winemaker of Portugal.Oof, this one has zip and pucker, freshness and tension, precision and that undeniable sense of minerality, the latter laid on thick. Brined green olive, sea spray, jasmine and pot pourri scents, flavours set to saline green olive, green apple, faintest cashew nuttiness and a cavalcade of crushed rock-river stone pebbly character finishes the wine, and mouth-watering. It's epic. It's complex as. It's a full sense experience yet so balanced and fine. Unreal." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "<span class="cs-reviewBody">Light yellow colour with a creamy bouquet combining floral and almond notes, and a hint of chicken-stock sulfides. The wine is intense and fine on the tongue with a dry but soft balance and manages to combine richness with refinement. Good persistence: a very appealing medium-bodied dry white.</span>" - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
2 reviews
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    Sinclair W.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Premier Crus Chablis Alternative?

    This wine has the minerality and taught structure of high end Chablis along with some fantastic fruit that really makes this a wine for the senses and the mind. Cheap at this price. Get in whilst you can because I think this maker will soon command much higher prices.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • AS
    Alistair S.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Premier Cru Chablis/Burgundy substitute

    Seabra’s 2018 Albariño (Granito Cru) blew me away earlier, the best white I’ve tasted since top-end Chablis seduced me 15 years ago. This is even better than the Albariño and an unbeatable substitute for elite Chablis or Burgundy. Has the haunting white flowers, creamy nougat aroma of Burgundy, with the saline cut of Chablis - and more, a deep palate with a rapier cut of acidity. Sensational. Not cheap but it’s a bargain.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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