Vintage
2014
Brand
Xanadu Stevens Road
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

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The generous yet elegant palate offers wonderfully fleshy fruit characters; inky Satsuma plums and cassis combine with supple tannins and savoury dark chocolate elements culminating with a distinct purity of fruit, and a lingering Cabernet finish.

$ 70.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
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Viticulture

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Vintage
2014
Region
Margaret River, Australia
Growing Conditions
The 2014 vintage was built on a sound foundation of sub-soil moisture with good (above average) rainfall throughout the winter of 2013. The rainfall ceased almost completely from the end of November through to the end of March providing ideal growing conditions. Abundant Marri blossom leading up to, and during, harvest kept bird pressure very low, and yields were average for most varieties. In summary; 2014 was yet another excellent season, continuing the dream run of vintages we have had in Margaret River in recent years. All of the fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon is from Block 3 of our Stevens Road Vineyard, which is situated on the Boodjidup Brook about 3km from the winery. Fruit from this mature, low yielding vineyard consistently produces some of our best Cabernet each vintage, which we bottle as a single vineyard wine. Limited to only 280 dozen, the 2014 Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon recognises the outstanding quality that this individual vineyard has the ability to produce, and highlights the unique personality of this special site.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep red.
Nose
Concentrated, dark forest fruits and blackcurrant pastille with hints of bay leaf, graphite and toasty oak in the background.
Palate
The generous yet elegant palate offers wonderfully fleshy fruit characters; inky Satsuma plums and cassis combine with supple tannins and savoury dark chocolate elements culminating with a distinct purity of fruit, and a lingering Cabernet finish.

Winemaking

Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
pH
3.46
Winemaking Notes
This 3.1 tonne parcel of fruit was crushed/destemmed fermentation in a small static fermenter for 7 days @ 24 – 28o C, during which the cap was managed by regular aerative pump overs. After ferment the wine experienced an extended maceration, and remained on skins for 28 days into total, before being gently pressed, and racked to French barriques (40% new). The wine was matured in oak for 16 months before the blend was assembled, prior to bottling without any fining.

Professional Reviews

Rating Value
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Campebell Mattinson
Publication
Winefront, April 2017
Review
Grown on a 0.53 hectare block of cabernet on Stevens Road in Margaret River. 40% new oak for 16 months. Wafts of peanutty oak. An effortless palate, all blackberry/blackcurrant and bay/gumleaf with highlights of dark chocolate. Firm, dusty tannin, but integrated. It feels correct, it feels exquisitely well balanced, it feels perfectly positioned for long term development. It’s not an overly exciting wine in its youth but it’s playing a longer game.
Rating Value
96
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Tyson Stelzer
Publication
Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year
Review
This is a Stevens Road of body and presence, built around depth of precise blackand redcurrant fruit, even notes of mulberries and cassis. Fragrant violet perfume provides lift and grace, while fine-tuned acidity lends fresh poise to a very long finish. Tannins are fine and impeccably integrated, yet confident, enduring and full of glorious promise.
Rating Value
94
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
James Halliday
Publication
Halliday Wine Companion
Review

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Vintage
2014
Brand
Xanadu Stevens Road
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 70.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 70.00 total + shipping

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