Xanadu Wines

Xanadu Wines

Established in 1977, Xanadu produces highly acclaimed cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay wines. They also produce a range of limited release single vineyard varieties from their renowned Stevens Road block that can be tasted at their cellar door. Xanadu has been previously awarded Winemaker of the Year in this West Australian Wine Guide.

OWNERS
The Rathbone family
WINEMAKERS
Glenn Goodall, Brendan Carr and Steve Kyme
ESTABLISHED
1977
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River
ANNUAL CRUSH
800 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Graciano

CELLAR DOOR
Boodjidup Road, Margaret River
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$18 – 85
PHONE
9758 9500
EMAIL
info@xanaduwines.com
WEBSITE
www.xanaduwines.com
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Xanadu Reserve chardonnay 2014 ($85)

This is a best barrel selection from the oldest chardonnay vineyard on the property. All natural fermentation with regular lees stirring and no malolactic fermentation. Tight and focused with a juicy minerally palate. It’s crunchy and complex with such a precise focus through to the finish. Palate is deceptively rich and concentrated. A wine of great sophistication.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 10 Years

Xanadu chardonnay 2015 ($37)

This is stunning for a quality chardonnay selling for less than $40. Stone fruit with hints of almonds and cashew with that leesy nougat character. Has such a bright and taut crunchy acidity bringing a little minerality into the palate. Finishes with a slightly juicy feel in the mouth.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Xanadu Steven’s Road cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($70)

A small production single vineyard wine that reflects both this southern Margaret River region and the vineyard characteristics. Aromas of subtle cool mint and dark chocolate and blackcurrant richness with a thread of cedary and slightly savoury oak. An elegantly structured and most refined cabernet with plenty of palate power. There is deep generosity in here that offers so much on the palate.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 15 years

Xanadu Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($85)

The fruit for this impressive cabernet was sourced from two northern Margaret River vineyards – one at Treeton and the other at Wilyabrup. Intense essence of cabernet on the nose with slightly black olive and blackcurrant notes augmented with a gentle coolish mint character. Fine angular tannins and fine grained oak have been well merged into a tightly structured, deeply concentrated palate.
SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 15 years

Xanadu Steven’s Road malbec 2014 ($60)

This comes from a small patch on this vineyard. Delighted that winemaker Glenn Goodall chose to make a straight varietal with such beautiful fruit. Yes, it could have been pretty handy in the cabernets but it’s such an attractive single varietal. A mix of floral, dark chocolate and red berry characters are most appealing. Some dryish tannins and a little dusty oak complete the package.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017