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2010 xanadu cabernet sauvignon

Retail: $35.00

$19.98

per bottle

Rating
95 Pts James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Screwtop

Vintage
2010

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla

Nose

currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box

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James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion:

"Fermented in small batches, some given extended maceration post-fermentation, then given 14 months in French oak (40% new). The colour is bright and clear, and there is a most appealing nature to the blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit; the oak and tannins are perfectly balanced." (08/12)

Product Description:

Wine:
"Wines from the aristocratic red grape Cabernet Sauvignon were the first to win acclaim in Margaret River for their consistently high quality. This is the wine upon which Margaret River's reputation was founded and in no small measure upon which it rests today. Virtually every winery produces a Cabernet although Merlot is an increasingly common blend component. The style has evolved over the decades, with a cross-hatch of winemaker and viticulturist inputs giving rise to a number of distinctive and stylish interpretations of Cabernet and Merlot. The common threads are physiologically ripe grapes that provide a sweet core to all the wines, which are never leafy or herbal, and often with slightly earthy or gravelly tannins. These latter characteristics are very much a product of the local terroir, which needs to be controlled but provides complexity, authority and structure." - Winery

Winemaking:
"Our philosophy is strongly held, but extremely simple: grow great fruit, pick it at the right time and guide it through to the bottle without too much intervention. Which sounds easy, but actually requires a profound depth of knowledge, years of experience, and nerves of steel."

"Winemaker Glenn Goodall has been at Xanadu since 2003, the wines express his personality and ours. The focus is always on offering lively fruit characters with depth and precision and styles which allow the distinct personality of Margaret River to shine through."

"And personality is everything. It comes through in the vineyard, in the care we take neither to drown wines in oak nor to beat them into submission. We only use French oak from the best coopers, allowing the subtlety in the wine to show through. Our wines are not contrived but are gently eased into being. Natural fermentation and non-interventional winemaking have become winemaking cliches, but it’s a simple formula, and it works when you have great fruit." - Winery

Vineyard:
"What makes a great vineyard? Climate and soil, but more than anything it's the determination, dedication and vision of the people who operate it. Margaret River is surrounded by the ocean on three sides. Two oceans in fact the Indian and Southern Oceans. Warm growing seasons with cooling sea breezes create the perfect maritime climate. The soil at Xanadu is predominantly gravelly or gritty sandy loam formed directly from the underlying granite and gneissic rock. Ancient soils, waiting countless millennia for the first planting in 1977." - Winery

This wine was also rated 89+ Points by the Wine Advocate.

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