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    2018 Xanadu Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon

    Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99 Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Midnight black at its heart with a deep dark red black hue. Nosing offers up pronounced blackcurrant and smoky vanillin cedar scents followed by tobacco and spicy black olive notes. Medium to full bodied, initial rich blackcurrant fruits are swamped by charry vanillin cedar on the back half with earthy black olive and spicy tobacco characters also evident. Dry, slightly chalky tannins with a charry oak conclusion.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Very good release. It tastes authentically of Margaret River and of cabernet. It's curranty, gravelly, smooth-skinned and fresh. There's a creaminess to its texture and a gum leaf lift to its aromatics. It's a wine that really improves as it rests in the glass, not that each glass lasts too long. There's value in spades to be had here. Drink by 2027.
    93 points
    Campbell Mattinson – James Halliday’s The Wine Companion