Photo credit: Elements Margaret River
In November 2017, Xanadu was featured at the Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting event during Gourmet Escape. The elaborate blind tasting showcased 20 exquisite 2014 vintage cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions. Legendary UK Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson and acclaimed Australian wine writer Huon Hooke attended the celebration of the world’s best Cabernets.
Our 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon proudly received top marks from Jancis, as recently published on JancisRobinson.com.
Scoring a 18.5 of 20, Jancis described the wine as “a stand out wine….glorious, sweet and opulent”.
Here’s what Jancis had to say.
“Dark crimson. Warm, ripe with a hint of warm bricks. Glorious! Edgy and complete with great fruit almost covering the fine tannins. Beautifully made. A standout wine. So opulent it could be enjoyed now but will go on and on. Energy and opulence. Sweet and opulent. Not sure where this is from. 14% Drink 2018 – 2040. Score: 18.5.” – Jancis Robinson, January 2018.
Our 2013 Stevens Rd Chardonnay was also featured in Cullen Wines’ 32nd International Chardonnay Tasting, the white wine counterpart showcasing the best 2013 Chardonnays from around the world including California, Oregon and Burgundy. Jancis awarded our 2013 Stevens Road Chardonnay an impressive 17 of 20 score, with virtually all of her standout Chardonnays hailing from the Margaret River region.