Vintage
2015
Brand
Xanadu Stevens Road
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The generous yet elegant palate offers wonderful inky blue fruits, mulberries, black plums and ripe blackcurrants. Beautifully structured and precise, the fleshy fruits combine with supple tannins to culminate into a lingering Cabernet finish.

Vibrant and robust in its youth, this is a wine which will certainly benefit from further bottle maturation and will cellar comfortably for 5-10 years.

95 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review May 2018
(Read the full review below)

$ 75.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 75.00 total + shipping

Viticulture

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Vintage
2015
Region
Margaret River, Australia
Growing Conditions
A relatively mild, warm Winter resulted in an early budburst to kick-start the growing season. This was followed by some relatively wild Spring weather with wet, windy conditions affecting fruit set and resulting in low yields across most varieties in the region. Beautiful, warm weather returned in Summer which saw flavour ripening accelerate, bringing about our earliest vintage on record. A lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest meant bird pressure was extreme, with netting absolutely vital. The early start to the vintage ensured red varieties were able to be harvested at optimum maturity during the cool finish to the season. This is the best red wine which we made from the 2015 vintage. All the fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon is from the bottom of Block 3 at our Stevens Road vineyard which is situated on the Boodjidup Brook about 3km from the winery. Fruit from this mature, low yielding vineyard consistently produces some of our best Cabernet each vintage, which we bottle as a single vineyard wine. Limited to only 250 dozen, the 2015 Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon recognises the outstanding quality that this individual vineyard can produce and also highlights the unique personality of this special site.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep red.
Nose
Concentrated with wonderful purity of fruit; blueberries and blackcurrant pastilles framed by high-quality oak and hints of graphite with licorice and violets in the background
Palate
The generous yet elegant palate offers wonderful inky blue fruits, mulberries, black plums and ripe blackcurrants. Beautifully structured and precise, the fleshy fruits combine with supple tannins to culminate into a lingering Cabernet finish.

Winemaking

Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
pH
3.4
Winemaking Notes
This 3.5 tonne parcel of fruit was crushed/destemmed and fermented in a small static fermenter at 25°C, during which the cap was managed by regular pump aerative overs. After enjoying a four week extended maceration on skins the wine was pressed very gently (no more than 0.6 Bar), and then matured in fine French oak (40% new) for 14 months prior to bottling.

Professional Reviews

Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Publication
The Real Review
Review
Deep, bright, youthful red/purple colour with a lifted fragrance recalling violets and both red and darker fruits, a touch of briar and some tomato bush. It's full-bodied and softly fleshy, chewy-textured and tight-packed, with lots of extract and density. There's a trace of regional peatiness. Very good wine, and it will repay cellaring.
Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Publication
Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Review
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.

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Vintage
2015
Brand
Xanadu Stevens Road
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 75.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 75.00 total + shipping

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