Syrah

Xanadu DJL Shiraz 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Syrah
Grapes
Syrah
Winery
Xanadu
Region
Margaret River
Country
Australia
93 AVG
Cellar for up to 5 years. No need to decant before serving.

Founded in the 1970s by Irishman Dr John Lagan, Xanadu Winery has become one of the finest producers in Margaret River over the past couple of decades. The estate’s unusual name comes from Samuel Colerdige’s 19th century poem about Kubla Khan’s legendary capital city, an idyllic description which reminded Lagan of his newly adopted Australian homeland.

Conditions here are perfect for premium winemaking thanks to the warm Mediterranean climate which is moderated by cooling sea breezes from the nearby coast. Fruit for this wine is sourced from Xanadu’s Stevens Road and Boodjidup vineyards in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River. 15% of the fruit is fermented in new French oak barrels with the remainder fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to oak barrels for 14 months of ageing.

Luscious cassis, blackberry, clove and dark chocolate characterise the nose while the first sip reveals a lively acidity, firm tannins, a medium body and lingering undertones of spice, baked earth, leather and crushed wild berries. The intensity of flavour makes this punchy Shiraz a great match for red meat dishes like rich beef stews, venison steaks, or even barbecued ribs.
 
Description
Cellar for up to 5 years. No need to decant before serving.

Founded in the 1970s by Irishman Dr John Lagan, Xanadu Winery has become one of the finest producers in Margaret River over the past couple of decades. The estate’s unusual name comes from Samuel Colerdige’s 19th century poem about Kubla Khan’s legendary capital city, an idyllic description which reminded Lagan of his newly adopted Australian homeland.

Conditions here are perfect for premium winemaking thanks to the warm Mediterranean climate which is moderated by cooling sea breezes from the nearby coast. Fruit for this wine is sourced from Xanadu’s Stevens Road and Boodjidup vineyards in the Wallcliffe sub-region of Margaret River. 15% of the fruit is fermented in new French oak barrels with the remainder fermented in stainless steel tanks and then transferred to oak barrels for 14 months of ageing.

Luscious cassis, blackberry, clove and dark chocolate characterise the nose while the first sip reveals a lively acidity, firm tannins, a medium body and lingering undertones of spice, baked earth, leather and crushed wild berries. The intensity of flavour makes this punchy Shiraz a great match for red meat dishes like rich beef stews, venison steaks, or even barbecued ribs.
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