2019 Halliday Wine Companion results

We are excited to present the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion results for Xanadu. We were again awarded the 5 Red Star* Winery Rating, along with some amazing scores.

97 Points  – 2016 Reserve Chardonnay  |  [BUY HERE]
“It’s not hard to see why Xanadu has had such show success and critical praise for its Chardonnays. This is resplendent in its generosity, yet also maintains perfect balance, with its grapefruit wrapped in thin gauge beeswax and honey, acidity and oak precisely where they should be.”

97 Points – 2016 Stevens Road Chardonnay |  [BUY HERE]
“The Reserve Chardonnay has a complexity that this adroitly sidesteps, holding its own ground with feline grace every part of its body precisely shaped and weighted, leaving the palate with an airy freshness that will never tire you.”

96 Points – 2016 Chardonnay | [BUY HERE]
“Brings all the desired aspects into play from the first taste. It positively hums with energy and complexity, stone fruits leading, citrussy acidity and oak on a harmonious back-palate and finish. All the steps that should have been taken, and all those to be avoided, were precisely positioned.”

96 Points – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon | [COMING SOONBUY 2014 HERE}
“This wine has a scented, spicy nuance to the cassis base that adds a dimension to the flavour, yet leaves the wine not even medium-bodied, giving it grace and not making demands on the consumer. Superfine tannins complete the deal.”

96 Points – 2017 DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon | [SOLD OUT, BUY 2018 HERE]
“A gold and trophy winner at the Sydney Wine Show ‘17. Partial barrel ferment has undoubtedly been the crux of the texture and structure that led to its trophy, but, of course – it is in any event a wine at which Margaret River excels. Here tropical and grassy/herbal components are on even terms.”

96 Points – 2015 DJL Shiraz | [SOLD OUT, BUY 2016 HERE}
“Deep crimson; continuing a line of distinguished wines at bargain basement prices, it is elegant, full of life, and brings together a stream of juicy black cherry fruit, balanced and integrated tannins, and some cleverly handled oak inputs. It is particularly exceptional value.”

95 Points – 2015 Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon |  [BUY HERE]
“From Block 3 of the vineyard that Xanadu knows like the back of its hand. Static fermented, 28 days post-ferment maceration, matured for 14 months in French barriques (40% new). Combines elegance with length, intensity and balance. Blackcurrant, earth, black olive and cabernet tannins all chime in on the heavy lifting – this at 14% alcohol tells it all.”

95 Points – 2014 Stevens Road Malbec |  [SOLD OUT]
95 Points – 2017 Exmoor Rose |  [SOLD OUT, BUY 2018 HERE]
94 Points – 2015 DJL Cabernet Sauvignon |  [BUY HERE]
92 Points – 2014 Stevens Road Graciano |  [COMING SOON, BUY 2013 HERE]
92 Points – 2017 Exmoor Chardonnay |  [BUY HERE]

*Outstanding winery producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity which has had a 5-star rating for the previous two years.