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Xanadu

Margaret River, Western Australia
John and Eithne Lagan arrived at Margaret River in 1968, first planting their vineyard in 1977. The Lagans planted the first vines in what is now one of the region’s oldest vineyards. They named their vineyard Xanadu after the poem Kubla Khan by the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Xanadu has a long history of producing wines of distinction. One of the leading wine producers in the iconic Margaret River region, the quality and styles of our wines reflect our history, our terrior and our simple yet true wine making philosophy. Our philosophy is strongly held, but extremely simple: grow great fruit, pick it at the right time and guide it through to the bottle without as little intervention as possible.

www.xanaduwines.com

 
Exmoor Drive Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011 (RV)

The vibrant bouquet displays freshly squeezed citrus characters with passion fruit and dried herbs in the background. Medium bodied, the lively palate offers zesty lemon/lime flavours combined with guava and hints of thyme and spice. An easy drinking ‘Classic’ Margaret River wine style with wonderful purity - fruit driven, honest and lip smacking with crisp acidity and a clean refreshing finish.
89 points: Ray Jordan, 2011 Western Australia Wine Guide (2009 vintage)
SILVER: National Wine Show of Australia 2012 (2012 vintage)

Exmoor Drive Chardonnay 2010 (RV)

The fruit driven bouquet of this elegant pale straw coloured Chardonnay displays fresh citrus and pear characters with underlying hints of pineapple and stone fruits. Subtle toasty oak is merely a bystander in the background. The palate is medium to full-bodied offering white-fleshed nectarines, gala apples and zesty lemony flavours. Lees stirring contributes some creamy, marshallow-like texture balanced by a lovely talcy/mineral thread and bright acidity. The wine finishes crisp and dry, with lingering fruit.
SILVER: 2010 Margaret River Wine Show (2009 vintage)
SILVER: 2010 Wine Show of Western Australia (2009 vintage)
89 points: Ray Jordan, The West Australia 2010 (2009 vintage)

 
Estate Chardonnay 2008 (RV)

Bouquet of this elegant Chardonnay displays bright, citrus and white-fleshed stone-fruit characters with underlying biscuity hints of nougat and roasted almonds. The palate is full bodied offering fresh pears, nectarine and zesty lemony flavours. There is a lovely complexity with a creamy/marshmallow-like texture derived from lees stirring; the taught mineral structure, bright fruit and crisp acidity combine to focus the wine perfectly to a dry, persistent fruit finish.
GOLD: 2010 Macquarie Group Royal Sydney Wine Show
91 points: James Halliday, Australia Wine Companion 2010
91 points: Wine Spectator 2010

 
Exmoor Drive Carbernet Sauvignon 2010 (RV)

The wine exhibits vibrant, characteristic aromas of ripe blackcurrants, berry fruits, and dark plums entwined with hints of spicy, toasty oak. The generous palate is packed full of juicy fruits of the forest, cassis and chocolate characters. Full bodied, the attractive fleshy fruits fit into a structure supported by supple tannins, a solid acid backbone and a persistent berry fruit finish.
GOLD: Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2009 (2008 vintage)
4.5 Stars: John Lewis, Newcastle Herald (2008 vintage)

 
Estate Carbernet Sauvignon 2009 (RV)

Dark fruits of the forest, boysenberries and cassis integrated with mocha chocolate, cinnamon and spice. Full-bodied yet refined, the plush palate offers a core of inky berry fruits, boysenberry, blackcurrants and Satsuma plums all well framed by subtle cedar/spicy oak characters. This dense wine is well structured, with a taught acid backbone layered with dark fleshy fruit characteristics, ripe tannins and a lingering fruit finish
TOP GOLD: National Wine Show of Australia 2012
GOLD: 2011 Perth Royal Wine Show
SILVER: 2011 International Wine Challenge
96 points: James Halliday Australia Wine Companion 2012

 
Estate Reserve Carbernet Sauvignon 2009 (RV)

Dark fruits of the forest, boysenberries and cassis integrated with mocha chocolate, cinnamon and spice. Full-bodied yet refined, the plush palate offers a core of inky berry fruits, boysenberry, blackcurrants and Satsuma plums all well framed by subtle cedar/spicy oak characters. This dense wine is well structured, with a taught acid backbone layered with dark fleshy fruit characteristics, ripe tannins and a lingering fruit finish
 GOLD: National Wine Show of Australia 2012