2020 Halliday Wine Companion

We’re excited to present our 2020 Halliday Wine Companion results.

We were again awarded a 5 Red Star winery rating, along with incredible scores.
Congratulations to our dedicated winemaking and viticulture team – Glenn Goodall, Brendan Carr, Steve Kyme, Suzie Muntz and Darren Rathbone.

98 Points  – 2016 Xanadu Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon  |  [BUY HERE]
“A single parcel of fruit from the bottom of Block 3, which consistently produces some of the best Xanadu cabernet each vintage, separately fermented and treated with kid gloves, matured in French oak (38% new) for 14 months. Top gold National Wine Show ’18. Beautifully made, and you can see the quality of the fruit shining through like a beacon, supple and fine, cassis to the fore, touches of bay leaf and herb barely glimpsed.”

96 Points – 2017 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay |  [BUY HERE]
“From the Lagan Estate, the oldest vineyard in the Xanadu portfolio, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French oak (30% new), the barrels stirred over the 9-month maturation period, no mlf. Shares the elegance of its Stevens Road sibling, but the fruit has a touch more white peach and nectarine (alongside grapefruit) in its makeup.”

96 Points – 2017 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon | [BUY HERE]
“The deep vibrant hue will barely change for 10 years, the gently throbbing power of the black fruits likewise. Then the fragrance of violets, the cassis and cedar of the palate will exclude all other thoughts.”

 

95 Points – 2017 Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay |  [BUY HERE]

“More elegant than many of Margaret River’s best, lower alcohol and higher acidity one reason. Neither sibling relies on oak, this with a laser-bright singular flavour signature.”

95 Points – 2017 Xanadu Chardonnay |  [BUY HERE]

“Elegantly composed and balanced, with white peach, pear and citrus flavours spread across a lengthy canvas. An each way bet, now or later. Xanadu at work again.”

95 Points – 2018 Xanadu DJL Chardonnay |  [BUY HERE]

“The complexity and character of the wine has garnered countless gold medals over the years, and you would expect this vintage to add to the record..”

95 Points – 2016 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon | [SOLD OUT] | [BUY 2017]

“Focused and powerful, the deep but bright colour a come-on. Cassis is given context by cabernet tannins, which are firm, not dry.”

               94 Points – 2018 Xanadu DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon | [BUY HERE]

“There’s an extra dimension to the palate courtesy of partial barrel fermentation, serving to add to the grass, herb and passionfruit trio, citrusy acidity cleansing the finish.”

               93 Points – 2017 Xanadu Exmoor Chardonnay[BUY HERE]

“Wild yeast barrel fermentation gives a lift and a twist to the bouquet, with reductive notes that add to the interest of the wine, the palate driven by grapefruit and white peach, mirror-smooth in comparison to the bouquet. Will gain complexity without losing freshness for several years.”

               90 Points – 2018 Xanadu Exmoor Rose | [BUY HERE]

“From two small batches of estate shiraz treated with kid gloves to protect the wine against oxidation at any stage of vinification. You know what to expect if you know Xanadu, and you won’t be disappointed.”