2015 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

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In just a decade Xanadu have gone from 'maybe on the market' to 'blue chip property' and wines like this have propelled them forward.
Pure Margaret River is on show here, with density of flavour, classy oak, and premium tannins. Real blue chip wine indeed.

Expert Reviews

96 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion88% cabernet sauvignon, 7% petit verdot, 5% malbec, crushed and destemmed, fermented with 33% left on skins for 4 weeks, matured for 14 months in French oak (40% new). This wine has a scented, spicy nuance to the base of cassis 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.'
95 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionIncludes 5% malbec and 3% petit verdot, crushed and destemmed, a wine of many components, mainly small batch ferments (static and open fermenters), pumping over and plunging, part extended maceration (4 weeks), matured for 12 months in French oak (40% new). Focused and powerful, the deep but bright colour a come-on. Cassis is given context by cabernet tannins, which are firm, not dry.
95 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018Medium to deep red colour with a tint of purple and a youthfully straightforward but pleasing cabernet aroma, fruit doing most of the talking. The texture is supple and the tannins are finely-grained. It has a core of sweet fruit and plenty of charm.
93 Points - Huon HookeThe 2016 release of this wine won the Jimmy Watson. This review is of the 2015. There’s a teasing intro for you. This 2015 release is 88% cabernet sauvignon, 7% petit verdot and 5% malbec. It’s really good. Elegant and long but powerful. Curranty, soft, fluid, a little chocolatey, complexed by game, redolent of boot polish, the latter as a positive. It’s fresh, fragrant, infused with minted herbs, and impressive from the first sip. Tannin is of the same class as the wine’s other components. No brainer territory here.'
93 Points - James Suckling'Very attractive and ripe boysenberries, mulberries and red plum compote with leafy aromas of bracken. The palate is very refined with tannins that are nicely arranged in a long elegant shape. There’s a succulent streak of tangy redcurrants, red cherries and plums.'

Tech stuff

13.5
Margaret River
2015
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2029
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

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.

How was it made?

Fruit was crushed and destemmed before predominantly small batch fermentation, in a combination of static and open fermenters. Fermentation takes 7-8 days at 24 – 26ᵒ C, during which the cap is managed using a combination of aerative pumping over and 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. Malolactic fermentation 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.

Who made it?

Xanadu Wines was established by Dr John Lagan in 1977. Located in Margaret River, Western Australia, where the Mediterranean climate not only offers a perfect grape growing environment, but its idyllic scenery is a testament to its poetic namesake, an exotic setting for making wines that embody all that is Margaret River. A highly respected winery tucked away in Australia’s south-western corner, Xanadu is proud of its ongoing commitment to crafting exciting wines of outstanding quality.

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