Xanadu’s newly released 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Tyson Stelzer’s Australia and New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017.
The wine scored 98 points. Tyson said Xanadu’s Reserve Cabernet is “A Margaret River cabernet of distinguished precision, hallmark integrity and grand, enduring stamina, this is a benchmark Xanadu that sits confidently among the great cabernets of the world. There is depth yet elegance to its blackcurrant fruit poise, lifted with fragrant violet perfume, framed eloquently in the cedar and tobacco of classy French oak. Mineral-fine tannins mark out a finish that will effortlessly see out decades of potential.’
This continues on from already brilliant results for this wine after receiving 98 POINTS from Ray Jordan and making Matthew Juke’s 100 BEST AUSTRALIAN WINES in the UK.
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Several other Xanadu Wines also made Tyson Stelzer’s Top 100 including:
Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2015 | 96 points
“This vintage is infused with a spicy allure that lends another dimension to tension of grapefruit and white peach. The concentration of Margaret River chardonnay is juxtaposed with taut malic acidity and the bright, fragrant allure of exquisitely ripe fruit. High-tensile precision meets power and depth.”
Xanadu Steven’s Road Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | 97 points | SOLD OUT
“A magnificently accurate, fragrant and endearing cabernet that captures varietal definition and structural endurance, built around a deep core of blackcurrant fruit, framed in fine, mineral, masterfully structured tannins, coasting into an outstanding finish or epic line and remarkable persistence. Watch this wine.”
Xanadu Stevens Road Margaret River Chardonnay 2015 | 97 points
“Xanadu has mastered the elusive art of capturing concentration, tension, presence and restraint all at once, and has pulled it off in 2015 with fragrance and poise. A cut of malic acidity charges impeccably precise Margaret River chardonnay with high-tensile endurance, building with layers of intense grapefruit and white peach. The fourth in an unbroken lineage of outstanding Stevens Road Chardonnays.”
Xanadu Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | 96 points
“This is a Stevens Road of body and presence, built around depth of precise black- and 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.”
Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay 2015 | 95 points
“A compelling and enticing contrast between the tension of malic acidity and the all the complexity of wild fermentation in French oak barrels, rippling with layers of grapefruit and white peach, carrying all the body and presence of Gin Gin clone chardonnay.”
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