Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Recommended Retail Price: $26.00
The Xanadu 2017 DJL Cabernet Sauvignon was one of the most awarded red wines in Western Australia in 2019.
Xanadu has been on a roll over recent years, in particular with Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2016 Xanadu Premium Cabernet Sauvignon winning the prestigious Jimmy Watson trophy at the Melbourne Wine was the icing on the cake but in general the trophy cabinets are bulging.
This wine is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot with the majority of fruit estate grown, the remainder sourced from long term Xanadu growers.
It is a medium to full-bodied Cabernet with plenty of depth offering blackberries, dark chocolate and cassis. The pristine fruit and fine tannins combine to produce a very complete wine, distinctly Cabernet with an elegant structure and a wonderful persistence of fruit
Trophy: Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Perth Wine Show 2019
Trophy: Best Wine of Show, Wine Show of Western Australia [Mt Barker] 2019
Trophy: Best Red Wine of Show, Wine Show of Western Australia [Mt Barker] 2019
Trophy: Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Show of Western Australia [Mt Barker] 2019
Gold Medal: Margaret River Wine Show 2019
93 Points – James Halliday
“Predominantly cabernet sauvignon, 14% of the blend comprised of malbec and petit verdot, 14 months in French barriques. A melange of red and black fruit on the bouquet and palate, with each variety seemingly contributing, layers of mulberry leaf, spicy oak and chocolate also in the equation. Structured to cellar well but certainly enjoyable as it is.”
92 Points – Ray Jordan
“Loads of Margaret River fruit generosity here black olive and black current with chocolatey statement with excellent integration and balance.”
92 Points; James Suckling, 2019 Australian Tasting Report
Exuberant dark fruit, such as cassis and dark cherries followed by sage. Fruity and delicious on the palate. Which is bolstered by succulent tannins and juicy acidity. The finish shows welcome grip.
92 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Winefront.
Ripe and convincing. Violets, blackcurrant, smoked cedarwood and bay leaves. In the groove, in the zone. Nice lick of tannin, pretty good depth of fruit, and a sound, sure-footed finish. Very good value.
5 to 8 years