- 99 Points - Ray Jordan
- Trophy: Wine Of Show - 2020 Margaret River Wine Show
- Trophy: Red Wine of Show - 2020 Margaret River Wine Show
- Trophy: Best Cabernet Sauvignon - 2020 Margaret River Wine Show
Xanadu has established itself as one of Margaret River's most impressive Cabernet makers, with quality significantly rising over the past decade. The Reserve range represents the best of what Xanadu are able to produce in a given vintage; this 2018 Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is nothing short of stunning.
Intense and complex aromatics on the nose with plenty of ripe mulberries, blackcurrant pastilles and dark plums. The generous palate is packed full of dark forest fruits, cassis and chocolate. Powerful yet refined in structure with fleshy fruits complimented by dense velvety tannins this is another epic rendition of Margaret River Cabernet. A wine that's receiving plenty of high praise and already in high demand, our limited stocks will sell out quickly.
"99 Points. This is probably the finest cabernet yet released from Xanadu. It’s a blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon with small amounts of malbec and petit verdot. It's a powerhouse loaded with concentrated dark fruit and supported with typically chalky tannins and a decent hit of oak, of which 45% was new French. It's dense and engaging, yet there is that life and energy that stamps these wines with another dimension. It has many years ahead of it."- Ray Jordan, winepilot.com
"96 Points. Xanadu’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is up there with the best of them. This is such a fine release. It’s bold and powerful but it’s also a long, long way from being thick or overdone. Cabernet has such a natural authority that it doesn’t need to be pushed. Pure blackcurrant, a creaminess to the mouthfeel, redcurrant, bay leaf and gravel notes, a healthy turn of tannin, and wonderful length. It feels composed; it feels superior. Its elegance is matched only by its persistence. 14% alc. $110. Screwcap. Drink: 2025 - 2035+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
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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