2009 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon
From the WA arm of Rathbone Wine Group, this charmer's 88 per cent cabernet sauvignon component is backed by small portions of petit verdot, malbec and cabernet franc. It is bright purple, has dried cranberry and bay lead aromas and opens on the front palate with vibrant blackcurrant flavour. Maraschino cherry, dark chocolate and cloves fruit elements meld with savoury oak on the middle, and the finish has dusty tannins.
Newcastle Herald, John Lewis April 2012