LANGTONS Classified

Published on: 23rd January 2024

We are proud to announce that our Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has maintained LANGTONS Classification in their recently published, 8th Edition.

The LANGTONS Classification is the pinnacle of recognition for fine and luxury Australian wineries and producers, it is the go-to guide to Australia’s most highly sought-after wines, reflecting consumer demand, collectability, and prices fetched at auction. To make it into the LANGTONS Classification, each wine must have been released for at least ten vintages and have a strong track record in the secondary market. Our Reserve Cabernet is one of the 100 wines that has been recognised in the 8th edition.

“Being recognised on the LANGTONS Classification is about more than just making great wine. It ensures that those included are considered by critics, collectors and fine wine aficionados alike as at the very top of their game. The Classification is data-led and based on consistency, quality, clearance and tradability in the market. Internationally the Classification offers winemakers and winemaking regions the opportunity to benchmark themselves against the greatest and most traded wines in Australia. A stylistic form guide for what styles and techniques are hot and what names to keep an eye out for.” – Michael Anderson, Head of Auctions and Secondary Market.

Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was one of 100 wines recognised in the new classification, with trends said to be moving towards elegance and distinction, features our wines provide generously.

The LANGTONS Classification 8th Edition Magazine is filled with stories of the people and the places that make these benchmark Australian wines. LANGTONS spoke highly of our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, describing the winemaking process and tasting notes, as below.

The multi-vineyard Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of Houghton Clone sourced from vineyards in the coastal region of Wilyabrup, northern Margaret River and the sub-region of Wallcliffe. Small-batch fermentation and 12 to 14 months maturation in new (40-55%) and seasoned French oak barriques results in a wine with intense blackcurrant and herb garden aromas, superb richness and concentration, and vigorous, fine, chalky tannins. Roughly 5% malbec and 5% petit verdot.