Xanadu Winery

John and Eithne Lagan arrived at Margaret River in 1968, first planting their vineyard in 1977. The Lagans planted the first vines in what is now one of the region’s oldest vineyards. They named their vineyard Xanadu after the poem Kubla Khan by the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Xanadu now has a long history of producing wines of distinction. By the early Eighties it was already winning awards, and had begun establishing a reputation as one of the finest wineries in the region, a reputation that is being consolidated since the purchased of Xanadu Wines by the Rathbone family in 2005.

When you see the warehouse full of medals and trophies you know them to be Super Stars of the Margaret River!
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Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

92+ Points Wine Front

"Malbec (6%) and petit verdot (5%). It sees all French oak. It’s a tannic, structural cabernet with an abundance of varietal character and appeal. Blackcurrant, dusty chocolate, gravel and eucalypt. It’s terrifically well balanced, too, with a corresponding sense of integration and polish. There’s a slight dip to the mid palate, as is so often t .....

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Xanadu Chardonnay 2011

94 Points James Halliday
92+ Points Wine Front
94 Points Tyson Stelzer

"The palate is medium -full bodied with zesty citrus and bright stone fruit flavours interwoven with pears, yoghurt and Bircher muesli characters, and a silken texture derived from lees stirring. The taut mineral structure, bright fruit and crisp acidity combine to focus the wine perfectly to a dry, persistent fruit finish." Winemaker's Note "Hand-picked and whole bunc .....

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Xanadu Next of Kin Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Nose - The wine exhibits vibrant, characteristic aromas of ripe blackcurrants, berry fruits, and dark plums entwined with hints of spicy, toasty oak. Palate - The generous palate is packed full of juicy fruits of the forest, cassis and chocolate characters. Full bodied, the attractive fleshy fruits fit into a structure supported by supple tannins, a solid acid backbone and a persistent berry f .....

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Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay 2011

88 Points James Halliday
91 Points Wine Front

"The palate is medium to full bodied offering white fleshed nectarines, ripe gala apples and zesty lemony flavours. Lees stirring has contributed a creamy texture and delicate, nougat characters balanced by a fresh, bright acidity. The wine finishes crisp and dry, with lingering fruit." Winemaker's Note "Wild-fermented, and fractionally reduced on the bouquet; the palate is .....

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Xanadu Next of Kin Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012

Gold Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012
Gold Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012

TROPHY for Best Dry White Blend - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2012   Medium bodied, the lively palate offers zesty lemon/lime flavours combined witt guava and hints of thyme and spice. An easy drinking ‘Classic’ Margaret River wine style with wonderful purity - fruit driven, honest and lip-smacking with crisp acidity and a clean refreshing finish.  

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Xanadu Next of Kin Shiraz 2011

92 Points Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age

Wine of the week. There's the big, beefy kind of Aussie shiraz, and then there's a more restrained version. This Margaret River wine fits the second type. Black cherries, aniseed, cedar and earthy mystery meet the nose, with silky texture and refinement in the mouth. The sustained flavour is ripe, and an appetising line of aciditiy keeps it fresh and bright. Tannins are soft and friendly .....

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Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

92 Points Wine Front

Xanadu's Reserve cabernet sauvignon is, interestingly, a blend of 90% cabernet sauvignon with 10% petit verdot. It will take some time to see the best of this 2010 version. It's tighly coiled and generally reluctant to give too much away. Bay leaves and gravel laved through medium-weight mulberry and blackcurrant fruit flavour. Eucalypt too. Tannin steers a steady ship through the back e .....

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Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2011

92 Points Wine Front

The palate is full bodied offering pears, white fleshed nectarines and zesty lemony/grapefruit flavours. Crystalline in its purity of fruit, the wine also offers layers of complexity with a creamy texture derived from lees stirring and mealy, lanolin-like characters in the background. The mineral structure, intense fruit and bright acidity combine to focus the wine perfectly .....

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Xanadu Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012

95 Points Ray Jordan

Treads the fine line of combining restraint and elegance with fruit intensity. It works so well. Passionfruit and dried herbs on the nose with that subtle oak influence muted in the background. The palate has a tight lean feel to it yet the flavour builds relentlessly to a long finish. Brilliantly crafted wine. 95 points Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2013  

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Xanadu Shiraz 2010

94 Points Wine Front

Xanadu’s stocks sure have risen in recent years. This release saw about 40% new oak, and includes a tiny portion of viognier. So clean, composed and complete. This is how to make a twenty-something-dollar red wine. Good fruit intensity without anything excessive. Plushness of texture, without syrupyness. An itch of spice, but only that. And then enough swagger to the tannin to know that yo .....

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Xanadu Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

94 Points Wine Companion

Only bottled as single vineyard wine in the best vintages; matured in French (40% new) for 16 months. The colour is good and clear, the medium-bodied palate framed by exceptionally fine, cedary tannins, part fruit-, part oak-derived; at the centre is perfectly ripened black fruits, the modest alcohol giving the palate the freedom express all that within. 94 Points James Halliday Single viney .....

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Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay 2011

Gold National Wine Show of Australia 2012

The bouquet of this stylish Chardonnay displays white peach, pear, pineapple characters with underlying hints of grapefruit and freshly baked bread. Palate The palate is medium-full bodied, offering pears, glace fruits and zesty citrus flavours. There is a creamy texture derived from lees stirring with restrained yeasty, marshmallow-like characters in the .....

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