On June 1, 2019 we will unveil our highly anticipated flagship Reserve and Stevens Road releases.
This release represents the very best of each vintage, and in most seasons offer a wonderful dichotomy of style which is more a reflection of the site than winemaking influence. As with every wine we produce, our flagships are a pure summation of our philosophy; bringing the flavours of our Margaret River vineyards to the bottle.
During WA Weekend we will be hosting an exclusive Masterclass in the Xanadu Barrel Hall led by Chief winemaker Glenn Goodall along with Brendan Carr and Steve Kyme. To celebrate the release our Head Chef Melissa Kokoti will create a special two-course lunch at our restaurant.
2017 Reserve Chardonnay
The ambition behind our Reserve wines is to produce the finest wine worthy of wearing the Reserve label in any given vintage.
The 2017 Reserve Chardonnay follows the acclaimed 2016 vintage and continues to be sourced from our oldest vineyard – the Lagan Estate. We have always aspired to set the bar high for our Reserve wines and as such made the difficult decision not to produce a Reserve Cabernet from the 2016 vintage. Instead, we opted to use some very good batches of Cabernet in our 2016 Xanadu Cabernet blend – which went on to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy at last year’s Melbourne wine awards! Perhaps we set the bar too high in 2016, but our philosophy will not change.
2017 Stevens Road Chardonnay and 2016 Stevens Road Cabernet
Our Stevens Road vineyard has now produced 9 Chardonnay and 8 Cabernet single vineyard wines. While production remains limited, it demonstrates our focus on only selecting the very best rows from the oldest blocks on the Stevens Road property.
Both of the wines have already amassed trophies to date; the 2017 Stevens Road Chardonnay was awarded 2 trophies at last year’s Margaret River Wine Show and the 2016 Stevens Road Cabernet was awarded 3 trophies at the National Wine Show in 2018 (including Best Red Wine). This block allows us to make wines which are a genuine expression of what this extraordinary little vineyard can produce.