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2015 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

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13.5%
Cellar to 2029
Screw Cap
Margaret River
2015
750ml
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$30.99
13.5%
Cellar to 2029
Screw Cap
Margaret River
2015
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • It's one of Australia's most awarded and collectible wines for a reason and this 2015 vintage might be one of the most engaging propositions we've tried from Xanadu in years.

    While it's younger sibling, the 2016 vintage, took out Australia's most coveted wine trophy, the 2018 Jimmy Watson from Royal Melbourne, this 2015 is arguably the better wine. Group Director Darren Rathbone declared the 2015 a more exciting drink-now proposition, and with time, could even usurp the more fancied 2016 as the better wine.

    All we know, is this is a Cabernet of youthful elegance and pizzaz. It feels impeccably polished, with potpourri, black plum, cinnamon and nori seaweed on the nose, while the undercurrent of bay Leaf, blackberry, cassis and mulberry on the mouth provides the generosity and easy drinking charm. It is perfectly weighted too; not overdone and over-extracted. Exemplary wine, and a shining example of the Margaret River's place in the world. Xanadu was established by Dr John Lagan, an Irishman, who arrived in Margaret River in 1968 and was inspired by the pioneering spirit of the region.

    At the time, the potential of Margaret River as one of the world's finest wine-producing regions was only just being considered.

    Situated only four kilometres from the town centre of Margaret River and an equal distance from the magnificent coastline, Xanadu is a true pioneer of the region with a long history of producing wines with distinct character that embody all that is the Margaret River. Since it's takeover by the Rathbone group in 2005, and the arrival of Glenn Goodall as chief winemaker, Xanadu's rise to one of Australia's most prodigious and heralded wineries was complete. The raw-ingredients were always there, it just took a little focused and tempered winemaking from Glenn, and a fostering of the vineyards and the winemaking facilities itself to truly uncover the sites potential.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • 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.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Deep red with ruby hues. The wine exhibits vibrant, characteristic aromas of cassis, mulberries, and black plums entwined with hints of cinnamon, nori, and potpourri. 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.

  • 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.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    88% 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

    TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    A sophisticated cabernet with a detailed, pure-fruited aroma. Nuances of smoky oak and excellent palate density. Pitch-perfect concentration and succulence. An impressive wine

    93 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    The 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. 93+ 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

    HUON HOOKE


    Medium 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 hs a core of sweet fruit and plenty of charm.

    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.

    ACCOLADES


    Gold Medal & 95 Points - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018 Gold Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show Gold Medal - Wine Show of Western Australia Gold Medal - Margaret River Wine Show