2018 Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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$99.99
Regular price
$125.00
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$99.99
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Established in 1977 by Irishman Dr John Lagan, the Xanadu vineyards now owned by the Rathbone family continue to flourish in a near-perfect viticultural environment that inspired Dr Lagan; rich free draining gravel soils; an abundant water supply and a unique maritime climate.

Winemaker Glenn Goodall mirrors the original vision; to produce premium wines that reflect the true character of the region in synergy with the environment and vineyards.

The Reserve Cabernet has been sourced from the Timber Creek vineyard which is located in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard has long been the core of our Reserve Cabernet Blends, with the Timber Creek Petit Verdot also a perennial standout bottled as a single vineyard wine in exceptional years.

Tasting Notes
Deep red. The perfume is refined and complex, exhibiting vibrant aromas of blackcurrants, ripe mulberries and Satsuma plums. Subtle fragrances of potpourri, nori and spice linger in the background.The generous palate is full bodied and crammed full of ripe forest fruits, cassis, and dark chocolate characters. Powerful, yet refined in structure, the fleshy fruits are complimented with an ample amount of supple tannins; all culminating together to provide a dense, persistent berry fruit finish.

Winemaking Notes

Fruit was crushed/destemmed before small batch fermentation in a combination of static and open fermenters. Fermentation takes 7-8 days @ 24-26o C, during which the cap is managed using a combination of aerative pumping over as well as regular plunging by hand. The cabernet components experienced a period of extended maceration on skins for 28 days before a very gentle pressing. MLF was carried out in barrel. All of the components were matured for 14 months in French oak barriques before the blend was assembled from a selection of ‘best barrelsâ€?from each batch (50% new oak). The blend was then returned to older French oak barriques for further 2 months maturation, allowing the components to marry together prior to bottling.

SHIPPING & HANDLING

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RETURN POLICY

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return.

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