91% cabernet sauvignon, 5% malbec, 4% petit verdot, crushed and destemmed, static and open fermenters, 33% undergoing post-ferment maceration for 4 weeks, matured for 14 months in French oak (40% new) before blending. One of six '14 Xanadu cabernets, you really need to keep your wits about you. Great colour is no surprise, nor is the majesty of the cassis-filled bouquet and palate. While there is an element of barrel selection (and trickle down of lesser barrels, and possible promotion) each wine does have its own personality, part shaped by the vineyard, part in the winery. Here the extended maceration has refined the tannins without stripping the fruit. *Gold*
(40 percent new French oak) Youthful violet. Smoky, oak-spiced aromas of cherry liqueur, cassis, candied flowers and pipe tobacco; a peppery nuance adds lift. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and floral pastille flavors that show excellent clarity and refreshing spiciness. The cherry and tobacco notes build strongly on the impressively long, sweet finish, which is framed by smooth, harmonious tannins. In the context of top-notch Margaret River Cabernets, this wine delivers superb value. (JR)
Quite young and powerful at the moment, this broody Margaret River Cabernet offers up ripe cherry, mocha, florals and dusty, herbal oak notes. The palate is rich and plush, with more oak driven herbacousness, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Set this in the cellar for a few years and try it again with some more age on it. Drink 2019–2032. (CP)
Faint hints of cinnamon and vanilla add nuance to the otherwise pure, pretty cassis fruit in Xanadu's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. It's svelte and medium-bodied, with silky tannins and no excess body fat, yet it still seems generous and open. Drink it over the next 5-8 years. (JC)
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2013 Leeuwin "Art Series" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $55)