2024 Xanadu Flagship Release: The Pinnacle of Quality

Published on: 1st June 2024

2024 Xanadu Flagship Release: The Pinnacle of Quality

At Xanadu, our passion for crafting world-class wines is matched only by our commitment to nurturing the exceptional vineyards of Margaret River. We are thrilled to share the fruits of our dedication and some fantastic vintages with you with our 2024 Flagship Release. This annual release marks the unveiling of our most esteemed wines of their vintage, the Reserve and Stevens Road ranges, each a testament to the unique terroir and meticulous craftsmanship that define Xanadu.

A Year Without Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This year, in line with our unwavering commitment to quality, we have decided not to release a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2021 vintage, while producing excellent fruit, did not meet the exceptional standards we set for our Reserve label. Instead, much of this high-quality fruit has been cascaded into our Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon. The most recent vintage for which we made this decision was 2016, which saw the Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon go on to win the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, a testament to the extraordinary potential of our Xanadu range.

Introducing the 2024 Flagship Wines

We are proud to present the new vintages of our Reserve and Stevens Road wines, limited in production and unmatched in quality. This year’s release includes:

Tasting Notes

2022 Reserve Chardonnay
Sourced exclusively from our oldest Chardonnay vineyard, the Lagan Estate, this refined Chardonnay displays classic Margaret River intensity. Fresh pear, lime and roasted cashew notes with hints of frangipani characterise its powerful aroma. The medium-bodied palate of the 2022 Reserve Chardonnay presents pear puree, zesty grapefruit and a mineral edge, with pristine fruit and tangy acidity culminating in a crisp finish.

2022 Stevens Road Chardonnay
This modern, refined Chardonnay boasts classic Margaret River hallmarks, with delicate white stone fruits, citrus, and floral notes. The medium-bodied palate of the 2022 Stevens Road Chardonnay offers white peach and lemon/lime flavours, with a saline tang, underpinned by a mineral structure and bracing acidity leading to a crisp, lingering finish.

2021 Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon
This is our 12th Cabernet release from the Stevens Road vineyard, offering a unique expression of this special site. Medium-bodied, the elegant palate of the 2021 Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon offers black plums and boysenberry characters, with fine tannins culminating in a beautifully structured wine with a distinct, lingering Cabernet finish.

2021 Stevens Road Malbec
Our fourth release of this wine highlights the outstanding quality and unique personality of Malbec from our special vineyard. Wonderfully perfumed, the 2021 Stevens Road Malbec displays striking aromas of spicy, ripe mulberries and violets, with hints of graphite and white pepper. The generous, full-bodied palate is layered with inky, dark fruits, black plums, and ripe blueberries. A truly limited and remarkable release.

Words from Senior Winemaker Glenn Goodall

“The Stevens Road and Reserve wines represent the pinnacle of quality for Xanadu in any given vintage. Our commitment to excellence meant we decided not to produce a Reserve Cabernet from the challenging 2021 vintage, so this year’s Flagship release is an all single-vineyard affair from estate vineyards. These fine, focused wines are all a great expression of the individual sites, and are sure to stand the test of time.”

“The release of our flagship Reserve & Stevens Road wines is something we look forward to every year. These wines represent the best of each vintage and offer a wonderful dichotomy of style, which is more a reflection of site than winemaking influence.”

Discover the pinnacle of Xanadu wines

The 2024 Flagship Release is a celebration of the dedication and craftsmanship that go into every bottle of Xanadu wine. Join us in savouring these exceptional wines, each a testament to the unique terroir of Margaret River and the meticulous care of our winemaking team.

Visit our Cellar Door, open daily for tastings, or join us for lunch to enjoy our award-winning cuisine paired perfectly with our flagship wines at our restaurant.