Vintage
2017
Brand
Xanadu
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The wine has a wonderful density; well-structured and layered with dark fruits, silky fine-grained
tannins and a lingering, characteristic, Cabernet finish.

$ 40.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 40.00 total + shipping

Viticulture

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon (86%)
Malbec (10%)
Petit Verdot (4%)
Vintage
2017
Region
Margaret River
Growing Conditions
The growing season began with late budburst after a relatively cold, wet Winter. The mild Spring which followed ensured that there was good flowering and fruit set, in fact some yields needed to be addressed with crop thinning. Fine, mild conditions prevailed during Summer, which ended up being one of the coolest growing seasons in recent years. Harvest commenced late, at the end of February, with abundant Marri blossom keeping bird pressure very low whilst the whites were harvested. March was relatively wet with a significant rain event after most of the white fruit had been picked. Fortunately, the April that followed was glorious (the driest April since 1982 in fact) with fine weather and no heat extremes experienced at all. The extended ripening period allowing the reds to attain full physiological maturity and tannin ripeness with a wonderful sense of finesse.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Deep red with purple hues.
Nose
The wine offers vibrant aromas of blackcurrant and blueberries laced with potpourri elements and hints of dried herb and graphite in the background.
Palate
Full-bodied yet refined, the palate offers a core of inky forest fruits, and cassis framed by understated cedar/spicy oak.

Winemaking

Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
pH
3.5
Winemaking Notes
The fruit was crushed and destemmed then fermented in static fermenters at 25°C for 5 – 7 days. A portion of the blend (25%) was left for a period of extended maceration on skins followed by a gentle pressing adding plushness and a savoury/textural element to the wine. The various batches underwent MLF in tank before 14 months’ maturation in a selection French oak barriques (40% new).

Professional Reviews & Awards

Rating Value
96
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Nick Butler
Publication
The Real Review
Review
Vibrant purple colour with bright purple edges. Loads of moving parts – cassis liqueur, darkest soy tobacco and leather. A beautiful wine. Concentrated black and blue berries, ripe tannins, a palate with reach. Beautiful young cabernet.
Rating Value
96
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
James Halliday
Publication
James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Results
Review
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.
Award Title
Red of Provenance
Event Name
National Wine Show of Australia
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Trophy
Award Title
Gold
Event Name
National Wine Show of Australia
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold
Event Name
Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold
Event Name
Wine Show of Western Australia
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold
Event Name
Margaret River Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2018
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Gold
Event Name
Royal Queensland Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2019
Award Class
Class: Gold
Award Title
Best Cabernet
Event Name
Royal Queensland Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2019
Award Class
Class: Trophy

Customer Reviews

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Vintage
2017
Brand
Xanadu
Title
Cabernet Sauvignon
$ 40.00 retail price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 40.00 total + shipping

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