Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | Act fast – US allocation reduced 80%
So, Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 presents a dark purple color with a crimson-ruby rim. While assertive aromatics of crushed cassis, black pipe tobacco, mint, new leather, and baking spices lift from the glass. Yet, refined and polished on the palate, with a roundness to the tannins. As a result, this wine absolutely shows why it took the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy in a blind tasting of hundreds of its peers. Sophisticated and approachable, with tons of character to be revealed in the coming years. Drink now-2035.
Since domestic demand decimated the supply, Xanadu didn’t even submit their normally 95+ point Cab for reviews. As a result, the U.S. supply dropped by 80%! Luckily, we snapped up every remaining bottle, and are sharing them here. Don’t miss your chance at this historic Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 at a stunning under-$30 price.\.
Winner of Australia’s most Coveted Wine Prize
While some wines are bigger than scores, destined to make history and become the pride of a nation. And that is exactly what happened to the 2016 vintage of Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon when it won Australia’s Jimmy Watson Trophy. Australia’s most coveted wine prize, determining the trophy winner via a series of blind tastings. And then bestowed upon the one- to two-year-old wine that beats all comers, regardless of grape variety or price. The Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, when it took home the 2018 trophy! Hence, instantly became a historic wine in Australia.
Margaret River boasts striking similarities to Napa Valley. Both regions seduce visitors with their sun-dappled, slow-paced lifestyles. Both are youthful but make for stiff competition with the long-established châteaux of Bordeaux. And both captured the imagination of one of the New World’s most legendary winemakers. Robert Mondavi, who was so convinced of Margaret River’s world-class potential in the early 1970s that he flirted with buying a property. Although he resisted in the end, Mondavi did mentor a pair of legendary Margaret River estates. And these are the ones whose prestige today proved that his hunch about the region was dead-on.
Xanadu has been a fixture of Margaret River since the early days. Dr. John Lagan and his wife Eithne planted their first Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon near the coast in 1997. So the Xanadu property now has over 200 acres of vines planted in Margaret River’s well-drained gravelly soils. While acquired by the Rathbone family in 2005, Xanadu has remained family-owned and obsessively quality-focused. As evidenced by the estate’s expansive roster of trophies and gold medals. And including top honors at the Margaret River Wine Show for this Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.