Xanadu Circa 77 cabernet sauv. 2019
The Xanadu Circa 77 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a sophisticated and richly layered red wine from Australia's Margaret River region. It features a generous palate brimming with juicy forest fruits, cassis, and chocolate characters, creating a medium to full-bodied experience. The wine's fleshy fruits are well-supported by supple, ripe tannins that add a moreish quality. It strikes a balance with a persistent fruit finish that is enhanced by savory regional notes of bay, black olive, and licorice, adding complexity and depth to the flavor profile. This wine is dry, with a robust body, and an alcohol content of 14.00%. Its aroma is characterized by punchy black fruits and a toasty edge, with a rich, plummy, and very fleshy palate. The winemaking process involves a portion of the blend undergoing extended maceration on skins followed by gentle pressing, which adds plushness and a savory, textural element. The batches then undergo malolactic fermentation (MLF) in tanks and mature for 14 months in a selection of French oak barriques, 20% of which are new. This maturation process contributes significantly to the wine's complexity and depth.