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      2010 Xanadu Next of Kin Cabernet Sauvignon

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      Producer: Xanadu Type: Red Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Margaret River,

      Our Price: $191.88 per case (12)
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      2010 Xanadu Next of Kin Cabernet Sauvignon CrackaWines James Halliday 93
      • James Halliday says:

        Light to medium red-purple; it should come as no surprise to find clear and precise juicy blackcurrant and redcurrant cabernet varietal character on both the bouquet and palate of this mediumbodied wine, backed and complexed by cedary oak and tannins.

        James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under 2012
        93

        Nick Stock says:

        This has some lovely style about it, dark cherry and cassis fruits, nice and upbeat, hints of dark herbs too. The palate has beautiful purity, effortless balance, cassis; sweet cabernet herbs and a lick of toasty oak all add up to real value and drinking pleasure.

        Best Drinking: Now
        Good Wine Guide
        91

        James Halliday says:

        Mid-garnet; this single block wine displays an elegant, subtle and refined personality, full of red fruits, a splash of thyme and spicy oak; the palate is light-bodied and graceful, with silky tannins prevailing on the sweet oak, long and fragrant finish.

        93

        Rob Geddes MW says:

        Very fresh and elegant style here with subtle fruit complexity. Blue berry fruit initially with a mineral subtle sea side iodine aromas. Very modern style, tight long structure blue berry, tapenade flavours, well filled tannins and firm finish as a young wine. Needs time, lay down till 2016 and let the tannins soften and the fruit flower.

        Best Drinking: 2026
        Rob Geddes MW
        91

        Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says:

        Xanadu's celebrated expertise flows all the way to its entry label, making this a benchmark of value-for-money Margaret River cabernet with unusual levels of regional and varietal integrity.

        93

        James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:

        Best Drinking: To 2016

        Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says:

        Xanadu's celebrated expertise flows all the way to its entry label, making this a benchmark of value-for-money Margaret River cabernet with unusual levels of regional and varietal integrity.

        Wine 100 Reviews, April 2012
        93

        Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says:

        This is a restrained and refined cabernet, exciting with very pure blackcurrant aromas and delivering the same with velvet soft tannins putting it amongst our best.

        Best Drinking: 2016
        Rob Geddes MW

        James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says:

        Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010

        Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says:

        Another sensational value for money Margaret River Cabernet from Xanadu. It's got everything you'd expect from a much more expensive bottle - crunchy blackcurrants, fresh tobacco, green capsicum, fine, supple tannins and a long, lingering finish. It will age for a few years, too.

        92

        Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says:

        Dip your snoz into the glass and the unmistakable burst of Margaret River Cabernet. Leafy black currant and traces of black olive. It's medium bodied with fine ripe tannins and a little dusty oak overlay. Works beautifully for me as a short term food wine.

        Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011

        Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says:

        This is a restrained and refined cabernet, exciting with very pure blackcurrant aromas and delivering the same with velvet soft tannins putting it amongst our best.

        Rob Geddes MW

        Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says:

        Delish! Just a really tasty wine - and it smells lovely too. Dark chocolate, mulberry, wet earth and vanilla _ a medium-bodied palate that smoothly delivers on those scents, then adds some extra cherry flavour. Lacks the depth and length for a higher score, but rates high for yumminess.

        The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010

        Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says:

        This is a restrained and refined cabernet, exciting with very pure blackcurrant aromas and delivering the same with velvet soft tannins putting it amongst our best.

        Rob Geddes MW

        Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says:

        This is a restrained and refined cabernet, exciting with very pure blackcurrant aromas and delivering the same with velvet soft tannins putting it amongst our best.

        Rob Geddes MW

        Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says:

        This is a restrained and refined cabernet, exciting with very pure blackcurrant aromas and delivering the same with velvet soft tannins putting it amongst our best.

        Rob Geddes MW
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