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Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

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Winemaker's Notes

After a relatively fine and mild vintage, the grapes were harvested in superb condition, from selected vineyards in the Margaret River region. The fruit was then crushed and destemmed, before being fermented. Around a third of the components received an extended period of maceration after fermentation. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation in tank, before maturing for 12 months in a selection of predominantly French oak barriques. A gentle fining was undertaken prior to bottling. The wine is deep red with subtle purple hues. The bouquet offers plenty of briary fruits including blackberries and savoury bay leaf spice, with underlying threads of dusty, smoky oak. This 2000 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and rich. On the palate, it displays concentrated berry fruits, dark chocolate, and hints of tarry, liquorice characters. It is a powerful, robust wine with firm, ripe tannins and a warm, lingering finish.

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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 now has a long history of producing wines of distinction. By the early Eighties it...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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