2018 Xanadu DJL Shiraz

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Deep and intense ruby-red colour throughout the glass. Blueberries, white pepper and graphitearomatics. Medium to full palate. Rich fruit is well-balanced by distinct graphite and pepper-spicenotes. Acidity sits softly to accentuate the fruit early then tannins firm up and push good length andfocus at the finish. A remarkable value spicy shiraz for the price.
Stuart Knox - The Real Review
The Brief
Alcohol
14.5%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2018
Why's this wine for you?
The fruit was destemmed and then crushed with open rollers to introduce whole berries into theferment. The core components were fermented in static fermenters at 25°C for 6 days. However,15% of the blend was pressed early and barrel fermented in entirely new French Barriques,before completing MLF and maturation in older oak. For the remaining components, afterfermentation and pressing, batches underwent MLF and 14 months maturation in a combinationof French oak barriques and large format oak vessels on lees (45%), prior to assembling theblend and bottling.
How's it taste?
COLOUR: Deep red with purple hues.BOUQUET: Dark berry fruits and fragrant floral notes spiced with hints of peppercorn,redskins, white pepper and subtle toasty barrel ferment characters.PALATE: A medium-bodied wine yet offering ample depth with plenty of darkforest fruits, hints of game and subtle spice. The moreish, jubey fruit andapproachable tannins combine to produce a generous wine with a supplesilky mouthfeel and a fantastic persistence of flavour.C E L L A R I N G P O T E N T I A L :Perfectly approachable in its youth, this wine will comfortably cellar overthe medium term.
How was it made?
The 2018 growing season began with good, even budburst after average Winter rainfall. The mild
Spring which followed ensured that there was good flowering and fruit set. A moderate start
to Summer, with no heat extremes, set up the harvest well with white varieties offering great
flavour intensity and bright acidity. There was an incredible display of Marri blossom (tagged

as a once in a generation ‘mega-blossom’) which meant bird pressure was practically non-
existent whilst the whites were harvested. A minor rain event occurred in mid-March, which was

followed by fine warm conditions which prevailed right through to middle of April allowing all
red varieties to achieve great flavour and tannin ripeness. In summary 2018 will be remembered
as an outstanding vintage!
Fruit for this blend was entirely Estate grown on our Boodjidup and Stevens Road vineyards in
the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River.
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Expert Review
Expert Review
91 Points
Stuart Knox - The Real Review
Deep and intense ruby-red colour throughout the glass. Blueberries, white pepper and graphitearomatics. Medium to full palate. Rich fruit is well-balanced by distinct graphite and pepper-spicenotes. Acidity sits softly to accentuate the fruit early then tannins firm up and push good length andfocus at the finish. A remarkable value spicy shiraz for the price.
Expert Review
Expert Review
91 Points
Campbell Mattinson - Halliday's Wine Companion
A good deal of clovey spice and a solid amount of cherry-plum flavour. This won’t leaveanyone wanting. Floral characters and anise-like accents continue a most attractive theme.Good to go now.
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