Best Dry White Wine - Royal Perth Wine Show 2018
Xanadu is one of the shining lights of Margaret River with their wines rarely failing to deliver exceptional drinking. The 2018 Xanadu DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is benchmark example of the white blend the region does best and one that has dominated the recent wine show circuit.
A recipient of the Trophy for 'Best Dry White Wine' at the 2018 Royal Perth Wine Show, it also picked up the same title at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show - a remarkable and rare achievement.
A beautifully structured wine, the 2018 Xanadu DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is packed with plenty of vibrant citrus and tropical fruit flavours. With layers of texture, spice and a subtle creamy mouthfeel, this delivers a level of complexity rarely found in this popular Margaret River style. A high quality dry white wine that offers ripping value drinking at this discounted price.
"94 Points. There's an extra dimension to the palate courtesy of partial barrel fermentation, serving to add to the grass, herb and passionfruit trio, citrussy acidity cleansing the finish. Price when Tasted $24.00 Date when tasted: 10 Sep 2018 13% alc. Drink By: 2022 Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.
John and Eithne Lagan arrived at Margaret River in 1968, first planting their vineyard in 1977. The Lagans planted the first vines in what is now one of the region’s oldest vineyards. Xanadu has a long history of producing wines of distinction, with loads of varietal and regional characteristics.
Today, Xanadu stands among the finest and most consistent Margaret River wineries, with their Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends among the standouts.
A winner of countless rave reviews and wine show awards, Xanadu achieved one of Australia's highest wine honours, when it was award the 2018 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The winning wine was the 2016 Xanadu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon; as judged the best one or two-year-old dry red wine at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show.
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