21 Feb 2018
An impressive Margaret River Cabernet with glowing reviews
Margaret River was identified in 1965 as a potential site for viticulture, and the first winery, Vasse Felix, was established two years later.
We love Margaret River probably as much as any other southern hemisphere wine region. It captures the imagination with its natural beauty, distinctive Cabernet and Chardonnay wines, its world famous surfing beaches and award winning restaurants. Ask anyone who has been there, it leaves an impression.
It you are looking for well made Cabernet Sauvignon that over delivers, look no further than Margaret River. Many feel that Margaret River, in Western Australia, produces some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. It is definitely in the upper echelon of Cabernet out of the Southern Hemisphere and with a string of exceptional vintages its easy to see why. What we like about Margaret River Cabs, when they are on mark, is their refinement and balance, maintaining a modicum of elegance without any loss of fruit intensity. It is easy to say good things about how this wine, and other Margaret River Cabs are so good and relatively inexpensive, but we would say look at the competition. What comes from France or California at the same price?
Margaret River has the amazing ability to be very consistent from one vintage to the next, and Cabernets from that region represent excellent value when taken in the context of other Cabs from across the globe. Having just had the opportunity to try the 2013 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon we can say we have found another winner. The name pays tribute to the idyllic city in Coleridge’s poem and is a reference to the natural beauty of the region. The reviews are in, and this has consistently high scores: 93 Points James Suckling; 93 Points Wine Enthusiast; 96 Points James Halliday. Xanadu has been around since the 1970’s and helped pioneer Cabernet in the region. We are offering this engaging, over delivering Margaret River Cabernet for $22.99 a bottle and $20.69 on a six bottle or more purchase. This has a little extra bottle age that has started to bring it into its sweet spot with years to go; buy it by the case and drink over the next decade. This is a dynamic wine for the money and represents outstanding value.
Posted by Oliver 00:00:00