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"Flavoursome & generous with a lengthy plush finish" Wine Orbit

"A splendid juicy attach of Black Doris plum & blueberry" Wine Orbit

Delicious with mojo steak & crispy potatoes

Xanadu Exmoor Margaret River Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86
6 Btls, $135.58 6 Btls, $117.90
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points
Xanadu Exmoor Margaret River Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Xanadu Exmoor Margaret River Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Perfectly approachable in its youth, this wine will also comfortably cellar for several years...
Elsewhere $23.99 $20.86
6 Btls, $135.58 6 Btls, $117.90


Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, OCt 2019


"A splendid juicy attack of Black Doris plum and blueberry with nuances of violet, almond and spice on the nose, leading to a succulent palate that is supple and velvety. It is flavoursome and generous with a lengthy plush finish. At its best: now to 2026" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2019

This Shiraz displays a deep red with purple hues in the glass. Aromas of dark boysenberry and floral notes spiced with hints of redskin/licorice strap and subtle toasty oak influences. This is a full-bodied wine, offering ample depth with plenty of inky ripe forest fruits; blackberries, redcurrants and spice. The jubey fruit and approachable tannins combine to produce a generous wine with a supple structure and a lovely persistence of flavour. Perfectly approachable in its youth, this wine will also comfortably cellar for several years.

The growing season began with an early budburst after a relatively mild Winter with reasonable rainfall. The beautiful Spring weather which followed which led to good flowering/fruit set and improved yields for most varieties in the region. Fine, warm weather during Summer saw sugar accumulation accelerate quickly in the whites, until a significant rain event mid-January stalled the ripening process until the fine weather returned soon after. While the unusual January rain did present some challenges in the vineyard, it was certainly welcomed by the reds which were just beginning veraison. The warm, dry weather throughout February was fantastic, ensuring the whites achieved flavour ripeness and enabling the reds to attain flavour and tannin ripeness at full physiological maturity Fruit for this blend was predominantly Estate grown (85%) on our Boodjudup and Stevens Road vineyards in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River, complimented by a portion (15%) of fruit from a mature vineyard in Karridale.

The fruit was destemmed and then crushed with open rollers to introduce whole berries into the ferment. After fermentation in both static and rotary fermenters, the various batches underwent MLF and 14 months maturation in a selection of fine French oak barriques (25% new oak in total) prior to assembling the blend and bottling.

Food Pairing: Try this wine with Hawaiian steak Kebabs with Scallion Rice or Herbed Mojo Steak with Crispy Potatoes.


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