We are excited to unveil our highly anticipated flagship Reserve and Stevens Road releases.
This release represents the very best of each vintage, and in most seasons offer a wonderful dichotomy of style which is more a reflection of the site than winemaking influence. As with every wine we produce, our flagships are a pure summation of our philosophy; bringing the flavours of our Margaret River vineyards to the bottle.
2017 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay
The ambition behind our Reserve wines is to produce the finest wine worthy of wearing the Reserve label in any given vintage.
The 2017 Reserve Chardonnay follows the acclaimed 2016 vintage and continues to be sourced from our oldest vineyard – the Lagan Estate. We have always aspired to set the bar high for our Reserve wines and as such made the difficult decision not to produce a Reserve Cabernet from the 2016 vintage. Instead, we opted to use some very good batches of Cabernet in our 2016 Xanadu Cabernet blend – which went on to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy at last year’s Melbourne wine awards! Perhaps we set the bar too high in 2016, but our philosophy will not change.
96 Points – Wine Companion, James Halliday
“Shares the elegance of its Stevens Road sibling, but the fruit has a touch more white peach and nectarine (alongside grapefruit) in its makeup.”
95 Points-Huon Hooke, The Real Review, May 2019
“…The aroma is straightforward, fresh and fruit-driven, with bell-clear grapefruit aroma. There is vibrant fruit flavour and tangy acidity combining to give a medium-bodied, intense, searingly focused palate that is crisp, dry and taut.
Stevens Road Releases
Our Stevens Road vineyard has now produced 9 Chardonnay and 8 Cabernet single vineyard wines. While production remains limited, it demonstrates our focus on only selecting the very best rows from the oldest blocks on the Stevens Road property. Both of the wines have already amassed trophies and accolades to date.
2017 Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay
93 Points-Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“A crisp, tangy, appetising wine. Intense, too, and long on the aftertaste. It’s very youthful and fresh and clearly has a brilliant future.”
GOLD – Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
TROPHY – “Best Single Vineyard White” Margaret River Wine Show
TROPHY – “International Judges Awards” Margaret River Wine Show
TROPHY – ” Wine of Provenance” Margaret River Wine Show
2016 Xanadu Stevens Road Cabernet
98 Points Wine Companion, James Halliday
“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.”
95 Points Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“A lovely wine: focused and intense, persistent and very elegant, the tannins fine and discreet but very present.”
GOLD – Royal Melbourne Wine Show
TROPHY – “Red Wine of Show” – National Wine Show of Australia
TROPHY – ” Cabernet Sauvignon” – National Wine Show of Australia
TROPHY – “Single Vineyard Red” – National Wine Show of Australia