New release: Xanadu's Reserve and Stevens Road range

By Halliday Promotion

12 Apr, 2021

Ahead of the anticipated release on June 1, join winemakers Glenn Goodall and Brendan Carr for an exclusive virtual tasting event.

Equidistant from the Margaret River township and its famed coastline is renowned West Australian winery, Xanadu. Located in the Wallcliffe sub-region, the Xanadu brand encompasses three key vineyards: Lagan Estate, Boodjidup Estate and Stevens Road – which contribute to a diverse portfolio of highly rated wines. Working with historic vines established in the 70s, winemakers Glenn Goodall and Brendan Carr bring an intuitive and regionally expressive approach to classic Margaret River varieties, such as chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.

(Pictured from left to right) Xanadu Brendan Carr and Glenn Goodall.

The winery is set to unveil the next vintage release of two key ranges on June 1 of this year. The first, the Xanadu Reserve range, showcases the very best wines produced from a given vintage. The second, the Stevens Road range, is comprised of wines made from the Stevens Road vineyard – produced in limited quantities, this single vineyard range demonstrates a focus on selecting only the very best rows from the very best blocks on the property.

In the lead up to the release, Xanadu winemakers Glenn and Brendan invite you to join them in an exclusive pre-release virtual tasting event. Held on Wednesday May 12 and Thursday May 13, guests will receive a limited-availability tasting pack of four sample bottles taken from the upcoming range. Taste along at home as Glenn and Brendan discuss all things Xanadu Wines and the stellar vintages that were 2018 and 2019.

The Pre-Release Virtual Tasting Pack includes a 150ml sample of each of the following four wines:

2018 Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe mulberries, blackcurrant and dark plums – a quintessential Margaret River Cabernet that will continue to pay dividends in years to come.

2019 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay
A powerful and sophisticated Chardonnay displaying classic Margaret River intensity of white stone fruits, citrus and pear.

2018 Xanadu Stevens Road Cabernet Sauvignon
Vibrant and robust in its youth offering brooding dark fruits, blood plums and blackcurrant with hints of bay leaf.

2019 Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay
An elegant Chardonnay offering both purity and complexity – white flowers, citrus and stone fruit with underlying oatmeal notes and a dash of sea spray.

The Reserve + Stevens Road Pre-Release Virtual Tasting event will be held on Wednesday May 12 at 7:30 (AWST) and Thursday May 13 7:30pm (AEST).

To purchase your tasting pack and secure your place, visit Xanadu Wines.

*This article was produced in partnership with the featured winery.