Situated only four kilometres from the town centre of Margaret River and an equal distance from the magnificent coastline, Xanadu is a true pioneer of the region with a long history of producing wines with distinct character that embody all that is the Margaret River. Xanadu was established by Dr John Lagan, an Irishman, who arrived in Margaret River in 1968 and was inspired by the pioneering spirit of the region. At the time, the potential of Margaret River as one of the world’s finest wine-producing regions was only just being considered. So less than a decade on, Dr Lagan with his wife Eithne established one of the region’s earlier vineyards, planting his first vines in 1977.
A medium-bodied Shiraz yet offering ample depth with plenty of dark forest fruits, hints of game and subtle spice. The moreish, jubey fruit and approachable tannins combine to produce a generous wine with a supple silky mouthfeel and fantastic persistence of flavour. Perfectly approachable in its youth, this wine will comfortably cellar over the medium term.
Tasting Note: A medium-bodied wine yet offering ample depth with plenty of dark forest fruits, hints of game and subtle spice.