Xanadu Fusion Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2012 $19.95
The colour is deep red-purple; the bouquet ripe, bold, bright red fruit with a patina of coffee-like oak. It’s intense, firm and deep, with some grit and chew and good length. It’s lean-ish and elegantly structured, with a long carry. Great value for money. (14.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink for 20 years.
Food: Lamb backstraps with pesto.
Stockists: Dan Murphy’s nationally; www.xanaduwines.com
Ranked #19 of 46 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Margaret River
Price Benchmark: $34.61 Avg 90pt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Australia