Vintage
2015
Brand
Xanadu
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

Full-bodied yet refined, the generous palate offers a core of inky berry fruits; boysenberry, blackcurrants and Satsuma plums. Dense and well-structured, the palate is layered with these dark fleshy fruit characteristics and ripe tannins which culminate through to a persistent 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.

GOLD - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018
GOLD - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
96 Points - Halliday Wine Companion, August 2018

$ 39.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 39.00 total + shipping

Viticulture

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon (88%)
Petit Verdot (7%)
Malbec (5%)
Vintage
2015
Region
Margaret River
Growing Conditions
Almost half of blend was Estate grown in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River. The remainder was predominantly sourced from two vineyards, in the more northern Margaret River subregions of Wilyabrup and Treeton. A small portion (9%) of Cabernet selected from a mature Geographe vineyard complemented the final blend.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep red with ruby hues.
Nose
The wine exhibits vibrant, characteristic aromas of cassis, mulberries, and black plums entwined with hints of cinnamon, nori, and potpourri.
Palate
Full-bodied yet refined, the generous palate offers a core of inky berry fruits; boysenberry, blackcurrants and Satsuma plums. Dense and well-structured, the palate is layered with these dark fleshy fruit characteristics and ripe tannins which culminate through to a persistent Cabernet finish.

Winemaking

Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
pH
3.5
Winemaking Notes
Fruit was crushed/destemmed before predominantly small batch fermentation in a combination of static and open fermenters. Fermentation takes 7-8 days @ 24 – 26ᵒ C, during which the cap is managed using a combination of aerative pumping over as well as regular plunging by hand. After fermentation about a third of the components experienced a period of extended maceration, being left on skins for 4 weeks before a very gentle pressing. MLF takes place in a combination of tank and barrel. The wine was matured for 14 months in French oak (40% new barriques) before the blend was assembled and bottled.

Professional Reviews & Awards

Rating Value
96
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Publication
Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Review
This wine has a scented, spicy nuance to the cassis base that adds a dimension to the flavour, yet leaves the wine not even medium-bodied, giving it grace and not making demands on the consumer. Superfine tannins complete the deal.
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Wine Show of Western Australia
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Margaret River Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2017
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Perth Royal Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold

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Vintage
2015
Brand
Xanadu
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 39.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 39.00 total + shipping

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