New Release

2019 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon

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Our most awarded wine, the Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon has been won the title of Australia’s Best 4 out of the last 7years in a row that Xanadu has taken this trophy home from the National Wine Show of Australia. Needless to say we’re proud of this wine! Having won the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2018 for our 2016 vintage, the pedigree of our Xanadu Cabernet continues to shine. Our 2019 is no exception, displaying a plush palate of inky berry fruits framed by subtle spicy oak. 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.

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Viticulture

Cabernet Sauvignon (91%) Petit Verdot (5%) Malbec (4%)
2019
Margaret River
The 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 nonexistent 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!

Tasting Notes

Deep red with purple hues
Vibrant and pretty, displaying characteristic blackcurrant, violets and mulberry aromas entwined with hints of bay leaf and potpourri.
Medium to full bodied, the elegant, yet generous palate offers a core of boysenberry, cassis, and succulent blood plums framed by understated cedar/spicy oak. Finely structured and beautifully balanced, it is an intricate wine with supple, fine-grained tannins and a lingering Cabernet finish.
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Winemaking

14.00%
750ml
3.51
Fruit was crushed/destemmed before predominantly small batch fermentation in a combination of static and open fermenters. Fermentation takes 7-8 days at 24 – 26°C, during which the cap is managed using a combination of aerative pumping over as well as regular plunging by hand. After fermentation, 20% of the components experienced a period of extended maceration on skins before a very gentle pressing. The wine was matured for 14 months in French oak (40% new barriques) before the blend was assembled.