Sub $20 Margaret River Cabernet: Best Wine Of Show - 2019 WA Wine Show

 
 

Margaret River's Xanadu Wines made headlines last October when their 2017 Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon was a dominant performer at the 2019 WA Wine Show. This delicious Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon was judged 'Best Red Wine Of Show' while also collecting the trophy for 'Best Wine Of Show' - a remarkable achievement given its modest asking price. 

On the back of this show success, our stocks of this wine promptly sold out however we're delighted to have just secured very limited further stocks. Today we make this available at the discounted price of $19.90 a bottle - please be quick as this bargain Cabernet is once again likely to go quickly.  

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2017 Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon - $19.90

Best Wine Of Show - 2019 WA Wine Show

Best Red Wine Of Show - 2019 WA Wine Show

The 2017 Xanadu DJL Cabernet Sauvignon was a standout performer at the 2019 WA Wine Show where it was awarded 'Wine Of Show' from a field of 855 wines - an incredible achievement given its RRP of $25. 

This delivers an impressive, medium-bodied rendition of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of blackberry, dark chocolate and cassis flavours. A beautifully balanced wine with plenty of poise and class, this again offers exceptional value drinking.

"93 Points. Predominantly cabernet sauvignon, 14% of the blend comprised of malbec and petit verdot, 14 months in French barriques. A melange of red and black fruit on the bouquet and palate, with each variety seemingly contributing, layers of mulberry leaf, spicy oak and chocolate also in the equation. Structured to cellar well but certainly enjoyable as it is. $24. 14.5% alc"- Steve Creber, winecompanion.com.au.

 

2019 Tahbilk Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé - $16.90

95 Points - James Halliday | RRP $22

Located in the Nagambie Lakes region of central Victoria and with a history dating back to the 1860's, Tahbilk has long been considered one of Australia's most historic family owned wineries. In recent years Tahbilk's Grenache Mourvèdre Rosé has established itself as one of Australia's best value Rosés and has quickly become a 'go-to' wine for many Rosé drinkers over the warmer months.

Inspired by the great example of Provence, this 2019 Tahbilk Rosé is made from a blend of 59% Grenache and 41% Mourvèdre; delivering a dry, vibrant wine of enormous appeal. Lovely aromas of musk, spice and rose blossom lead to a palate bursting with red berry fruits and nice savoury undertones. Another delicious offering from Tahbilk that offers incredible value at this discounted price.

"95 Points. Light, bright pink. A pleasing tussle between lively red fruits on the bouquet and mid-palate, complexity arriving on the finish with some spicy/savoury notes. Tahbilk is rightly establishing a reputation for this rose style. $22.00 Date when tasted 18 Sep 2019 13% alc. Drink By: 2023. Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au. 

 

2018 Harewood Porongurup Riesling - $22.90

97 Points - James Halliday | Last Stocks

Established in 1988 in Denmark, Western Australia, Harewood Estate was purchased by former Howard Park winemaker, James Kellie in 2003. We've been hugely impressed with some of Harewood's wines in recent years with their Rieslings particular standouts.

This 2018 Harewood Porongurup Riesling has typically fine floral and citrus notes enhanced by an underlying flinty vibrancy. The palate is supremely elegant and crisp with flavours of green apple, grapefruit, mouth-watering lemons and limes and a subtle underlying slate character. An exceptional Riesling that underlines why many regard Great Southern as Australia's leading premium Riesling region - only very limited stocks remain. 

"97 Points. Brings apple blossom to join citrus on the welcome mat, the palate responding in true Porongurup fashion with delicacy and intensity co-existing on the mirror walls of the scintillating palate, length its ultimate triumph. The fruit and its maker should both take a bow. Screwcap. 12.5% alc. To 2033. $24"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

 
 

2018 Bondar Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - $28.90

97 Points - James Halliday

Established in 2012, Bondar Wines is the vision of husband and wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. Bondar Wine's home is the iconic Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale where the oldest vines date back to the early 1950's.

In a relatively short period of time Bondar has made a big impression on the Australian wine scene; named James Halliday's 'Best New Winery' in his 2017 Australian Wine Companion, they were also named one of the Top 50 'Young Guns of Wine' in 2018.

Hailing from one of Australia's premier Chardonnay region, this 2018 Bondar Adelaide Hills is made from grapes grown in a single vineyard in Echunga. Hand-picked and lightly pressed straight to barrel, the juice was allowed to ferment naturally in French oak barrels (about 25% new) and two ceramic eggs for about ten months. The result is a pristine white wine with the vibrancy, depth and subtle power the region is famous for in its Chardonnay.

"97 Points. Hand-picked from a single vineyard, 405 dozen made. A complex wine, but there's no suggestion of its fruit being compromised by winemaker's thumbprints. It has perfect balance and a freshness to the white peach, melon and grapefruit flavours. The finish and aftertaste are the high points of a high class wine. Date when tasted 18 Sep 2019. 12.5% alc. Drink By: 2032 Screwcap"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au 

 

2019 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz - $24.90

95 Points | "Best Crudo Shiraz to date" - Gary Walsh 

Luke Lambert is widely recognised as one of Australia's most talented young winemakers. A passionate winemaker with a strong European influence, Lambert is a strong advocate of natural and traditional processes; wild ferments, hand-plunging, basket pressing, gravity rather than pumping and no fining or filtration.

The 2019 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz is designed to be approachable in its youth with no new oak and half the volume matured in 30-year old wood and half in tank. The result is a beautiful medium-weighted Shiraz that is texture and supple, framed by crisp tannins, dried-herb and savoury notes.

"95 Points. Here’s the sort of soundbite that retailers love. The Crudo range, quite possibly, offers the most sophisticated and high quality drinking available at its price point in this country. Or something like that. Violets over blackberry and boysenberry, cracked pepper, grilled meat and spice. It’s silky, but dense and meaty, weight of fruit almost compressed by shale and granite, or something fanciful like that. Rich in tannin, subtle in acidity, no oak influence to speak of, sweetness and perfume of fruit, rolled in dried herb and black olive savouries. Long and slick with rich silty tannin to close. Almost like Shiraz meets Aglianico? Italianate and natty feel. Best Crudo Shiraz to date, no question. Tasted: Dec19. 13.5% alc. Price: $28 Closure: Diam Drink: 2020 - 2028"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

 

2018 Ottelia Pinot Gris - $17.90

"Nails it" - Campbell Mattinson | RRP $22

John Innes is a 30-year veteran of Coonawarra, with a deep knowledge of it and the surrounding region that he is putting to good use with his Ottelia project. John & Melissa Innes have sourced a selection of fruit from premium parcels that John has been cultivating for many years around the Coonawarra and beyond.

Ottelia Pinot Gris has been one of our most popular white wines of the past couple of years and the 2018 vintage is again in super form. This is a Pinot Gris of vibrancy and character; fresh, lifted aromas of fresh green apples, pear and lemon zest. The palate delivers subtle spice and minerality with apple and citrus flavours supported by some lively acidity. This is a high-quality Australian Pinot Gris that will compliment seafood and Asian-inspired spicy dishes.

"93 Points. Ottelia’s wines are accessibly priced and impeccably well made. Not a bad combination. Pinot gris to put on your radar. Excellent flow of flavour, both a fleshiness and a dryness, a tonic aspect, a slateyness, a run of nashi pear. Nails it. Tasted: Sep19 12.8% alc. $22 Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2021" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.