Established in 1977 by Irishman Dr John Lagan, the Xanadu vineyards now owned by the Rathbone family continue to flourish in a near-perfect viticultural environment that inspired Dr Lagan; rich free draining gravel soils; an abundant water supply and a unique maritime climate. Winemaker Glenn Goodall mirrors the original vision; to produce premium wines that reflect the true character of the region in synergy with the environment and vineyards.
The wine exhibits vibrant, characteristic aromas of cassis, berry fruits, and dark Satsuma plums entwined with hints of bay leaf and spicy, toasty oak. The generous palate is packed full of ripe forest fruits, jubey blackcurrant pastilles and chocolate characters. Full bodied, the attractive fleshy fruits fit into a structure supported by supple tannins, a solid acid backbone and a persistent berry fruit finish.
Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon - National Wine Show of Australia 2015
Top Gold - National Wine Show of Australia 2015
96 Points - National Wine Show of Australia 2015
96 Points - James Halliday, Top 100 Wines of 2016
95 Points - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2015
94 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2015
93 Points - Margaret River Wine Show 2016
Another stunning statement of classic Margaret River Cabernet. Packed with all those black currant, plums and chocolate black olive characters you expect. Powerful it is but there’s polish and finesse here that stamps it as a wine of the highest class. Rating: 95 Points; Ray Jordan, Wine Guide
Small batch open-fermented, 35% given extended maceration, blended and matured in French oak (40% new barriques) for 14 months. Xanadu paints an unerring landscape of intense, elegant Margaret River cabernet, with a stream of cassis fruit bordered by gravelly but fine tannins, oak insistently completing the picture. Great value. Drink by: 2038; Date Tasted: Sept 2015; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points; Special Value Star; Top 100 Wines of 2016; James Halliday Wine Companion
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