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.
An easy drinking ‘classic’ Margaret River wine style with wonderful purity – crunchy, fruit driven, lip-smacking dry with crisp acidity, subtle texture from the barrel ferment component yet with and a clean refreshing finish.
Trophy for Best White Blend - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2022
Gold & 95 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2022
Top Gold & 95 Points - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2021
Siler Medal & 92 Points - National Wine Show of Australia 2021
70% sauvignon blanc (15% of which was barrel fermented in 30% new French oak), 30% semillon. 2021 was a varied vintage in WA: Margaret River experienced a torrential dump of rain about a week prior to the main white harvest in early February, which caused some issues for vignerons. As usual, vigilance and detail were key. Passionfruit, sugar snap peas, green apple and plenty of briny acidity frame the experience here. The oaked component lends texture and spice complexity to the wine. Super-smart – outrageous price. Drink to: 2025; Price: $20.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2021; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 93 Points & Special Value Star; Erin Larkin; James Halliday Wine Companion
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