Margaret River is Australia’s most westerly wine region and one of the great fine wine areas of the world. Xanadu is a winery able to capture the charms of this part of Australia beautifully and at a great price for the quality. It’s therefore a privilege to work with them to produce this exclusive wine for Society members.
Place your order now and, when the wines arrive in the UK (in autumn 2022), you can then opt either to store it with us or pay Duty & VAT and take delivery.
Order by midday on Thursday 28th October
Surrounded by the ocean on three sides, Margaret River has a wonderfully moderate climate, generally free from extreme heat. This enables a range of consistently excellent wines to be made, with a wonderful balance of fullness and finesse.
It’s a region I feel remains drastically underappreciated in the UK, and this wine aims to showcase what it has to offer. Juicy, spiced, dark-fruited and complex, with a youthful charm but also great potential for cellaring, it’s a blend of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. The cabernet provides body, black fruit and tannic structure, while petit verdot brings plushness and spice. The combination offers a huge amount of style and personality at the price point.
The 2021 vintage was far from straightforward for Margaret River, with the weather teasing winemakers, one minute looking extremely challenging and then at the last minute, changing for the better. Although there will be far more grey hairs in the area, the resulting wines are superb, with plush full and clean fruit and good acidity.
Whether the wines of this region are new to you or not, this is an outstanding option for short to mid-term keeping and for enjoying the wonderful character of Margaret River cabernet. The wine will remain in French oak barriques until bottling around June 2022 and then shipping shortly after. Don’t miss the chance to try it.
Buyer for Australia
This offer will close at midday on Thursday 28th October.
Orders will then be entered into an allocation system and confirmations of successful orders will be sent out by Monday 1st November at the latest.