Xanadu DJL Shiraz 2018
91 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY & STUART KNOW THE REAL REVIEW FROM JIMMY WATSON WINNING WINERY
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- 91 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 91 POINT RATED STUART KNOX THE REAL REVIEW
- JAMES HALLIDAY WINERY OF YEAR WINNER
- AWARD WINNER MARGARET RIVER & ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY & WINERY OF YEAR WINNER JAMES HALLIDAY
Fruit source, vinification, and oak maturation identical to the Exmoor Shiraz, but a step up in quality. Dark-berried fruit is the driver, with plum, blackberry and cherry in the mix, a hint of pepper to be found, and the oak merely a background note. Mouthfillng but in a supple, medium-bodied sort of way, you can enjoy this now or over the next few years with assurance.
91 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"A good deal of clovey spice and a solid amount of cherry-plum flavour. This won't leave anyone wanting. Floral characters and anise-like accents continue a most attractive theme. Good to go now."
91 Point Rated - Stuart Know The Real Review
"Deep and intense ruby-red colour throughout the glass. Blueberries, white pepper and graphite aromatics. Medium to full palate. Rich fruit is well-balanced by distinct graphite and pepper-spice notes. Acidity sits softly to accentuate the fruit early then tannins firm up and push good length and focus at the finish. A remarkable value spicy shiraz for the price"
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020
Xanadu Wines has been producing an exciting range of award-winning, regional wines representing more than 40 years of winemaking tradition. The winery was started by Dr John Lagan, who planted his first vines in 1977 with the help and support of his wife, Eithne. Dr John named the winery after the exotic and mysterious city or place of paradise - Xanadu described in Samuel Coleridge’s famous poem, Kubla Kahn.
The luscious grapes used to craft this dazzling Shiraz were destemmed, crushed and then fermented. Post malolactic fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques, DJL Shiraz, showcases a deep purple-red hue. It exudes pleasing scents of dark berries, peppercorn, Redskins, floral and toasty oak from its fragrant nose. A sip of the wine reveals generous flavours of ripe forest fruits, redcurrants, blackberries, spice and jubey fruits. Fine tannins integrate with the full-bodied palate offering a flexible structure and persistent finish. This delicious Shiraz has been crafted to be relished, in its youth. Serve it with barbecued spareribs, grilled eggplant and aged Gouda cheese.
Margaret River, Western Australia
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