Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
TROPHY WINNER BEST WINE OF SHOW 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY CABERNET CHALLENGE 2020
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- TROPHY WINNER 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
- WINNER OF JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN CABERNET CHALLENGE 2020
- 95 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN THE WEST AUSTRALIA
- 95 POINT RATED GOLD MEDAL MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW 2020
- 94 POINT RATED AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION
- TROPHY & GOLD MEDAL WINNER ROYAL PERTH WINE SHOW
Deep red with purple hues. Dark fruits of the forest, black plums and cassis with hints of dried herbs, cinnamon and spice. Full-bodied yet refined, the plush palate offers a core of inky berry fruits; blackcurrants, Satsuma plums and graphite, all framed by subtle cedar / spicy oak characters. This dense wine is well structured, with a taut acid backbone layered with dark fleshy fruit characterstics, ripe tannins and a lingering fruit finish.
95 Point Rated - Ray Jordan The West Australian
"Yet another wonderful cabernet from Xanadu. For the past few vintages, it’s been one super wine after another and this one, which captures the great 2018 vintage, is as good as any - and remember one of those won a Jimmy Watson Trophy. Elegance, control and power, I need say nothing more."
95 Point Rated - Margaret River WIne Show 2020
94 Point Rated - Campbell Mattinson Wine Companion
"92% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, 3% malbec. 4 weeks on skins. 40% new French oak for 14 months. Olive paste, gum leaf and blackcurrant flavours flow slowly into cedar wood and vanilla cream, the latter more texture than overt flavour. It sits at the upper end of medium weight, the flavours cruising through the mouth with confident ease."
James Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge 2020
Perth Royal Wine Show 2020
Gold Medal Winner
Perth Royal Wine Show 2020
Margaret River Wine Show 2020
The growing season began with good, even budburst after average Winter rainfall. The mild Spring which followed ensured that there was good flowering and fruit set. A moderate start to Summer, with no heat extremes, set up the harvest well with white varieties offering great flavour intensity and bright acidity. There was an incredible display of Marri blossom (tagged as a once in a generation ‘mega-blossom’) which meant bird pressure was practically nonexistent whilst the whites were harvested. A minor rain event occurred in mid-March, which was followed by fine warm conditions which prevailed right through to middle of April allowing all red varieties to achieve great flavour and tannin ripeness. In summary 2018 will be remembered as an outstanding vintage!
Margaret River, Western Australia
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