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Xanadu Next of Kin Shiraz

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

It’s a good name Next of Kin it encompasses reliability, would we share it with our next of kin, of course but we’d keep the lion’s share for ourselves as this is seriously good Shiraz from the Margaret River. Here ripe red berries and spice collide with floral notes amidst French oak. The palate is rich and generous with ripe, forest fruits, nicely develop tannins and a lingering finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep red with crimson hues.

Nose: The bouquet displays ripe forest fruits, spice and liquorice with a suggestion of toasty oak in the background.

Palate: The palate is full bodied offering juicy red fruits, dark plums, Indian spices with subtle mocha characters. The generous fruit, firm acid backbone and fine-grained tannins combine to produce a well-balanced wine with robust structure and warm lingering fruit finish.

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Xanadu Next of Kin Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Classic Margaret River shiraz, with a dash of viognier for floral lift and a touch of graciano for spice. Rose hip and pepper overlay tangy redcurrants and morello cherries, underlined by finely textured tannins. Fresh, crunchy and great value. Give it a year to integrate.
Wine Taste Edition 113
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Strong colour; both the bouquet and palate are powerful and complex, with red fruits backed by firm tannins and tangy acidity on the long finish. Gold medal at the National Wine Show '11.
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Very good crimson hue; has a fragrant bouquet of blackberry and dark cherry, then an unexpectedly full-bodied palate with spice and licorice added to the fruit of the bouquet; the texture is good, as is the length.
To 2023
Australian Wine Companion 2011
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Top Shiraz for this price. Savoury cedary aromas with a little sprinkle of dried herbs and spices. The palate has a tight control managed by some fine firm tannin and a little oak. Ideal as a drink now red especially with food.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
Frankly I preferred the Next of Kin Cabernet of the two new budget-priced Xanadu reds
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Vibrant red fruit, sage and a touch of spice; medium-bodied with gravelly tannins and crisp acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Pretty red fruit aromas with a suggestion of violets. Tight palate. Lingering plum flavours. Well-handled oak lifts the fruit.
Winestate 2009

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