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Xanadu The Best In The West

By Friday 20 November 2020No Comments

Xanadu continued its good form of recent years by winning five trophies at the 19th Margaret River Wine Show.

Head winemaker Glenn Goodall says, “It was an unbelievable night, which in itself was huge for the Margaret River wine community to be able to get together and celebrate after the challenges 2020 has thrown at everybody.

“I think we are all very grateful to be able to have a wine show at all this year.

“To have our Langton’s classified Reserve Cabernet take out the top gong, amongst so many great Margaret River producers, is a massive achievement for everyone involved at Xanadu, especially our growers.

“It would have been a difficult task for the judges to select a top Cabernet given the quality from the exceptionally good 2018 vintage in Margaret River.

“Being awarded the Wines of Provenance trophy was the icing on the cake given how much pride we take in our Cabernets, and acknowledges the efforts of so many people over the years at Xanadu. I’m very proud of the whole team.”

The Margaret River Wine Association (MRWA) is thrilled to announce the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award and the winners of the two Excellence Awards that were presented, with Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show Trophies, at a sold out Gala Dinner at Leeuwin Estate on Thursday 19 November.

The night was also live streamed for the first time on the Margaret River Wine Association Facebook page for those who that were unable to attend on the night.

The show attracted 104 exhibitors who submitted 656 wines.

Greg Wall AM, chair of the MRWA says, “This year we have lived under the cloud of Covid and a great amount of uncertainty around Australian wine imports into China and the election of the world’s largest democracy.”

Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Show
Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Margaret River Wagyu Trophy for Red Wine of Show
Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Labelmakers Group Trophy for White Wine of Show
Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Vinline Mobile Bottling Trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor
Xanadu Wines

Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Provenance
Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, 2012 & 2018

City of Busselton Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Multi-Color Trophy for Best Chardonnay
Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Red
McHenry Hohnen Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Portavin Trophy for Best Single Vineyard White
Windows Estate Petit Lot Chardonnay 2019

Cospak/Saverglass Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot 2018

VAF Memstar Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc
Paul Conti Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2020

BFL Trophy for Best Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
Cormack & Co Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Anton Paar Australia for Best Oaked White other than Chardonnay
Churchview St Johns Wild Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019

CHEP Trophy for Best Shiraz
Domaine Naturaliste Rachis Syrah 2019

Chr. Hansen Trophy for Best Rosé
Fraser Gallop Estate Rosé 2020

Hahn Corporation Trophy for Best Other Blend or Varietal
Evans & Tate Single Vineyard Malbec 2019

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by MRWA
Dorham Mann OAM

Viticultural Excellence Award – sponsored by Happs Wines
David Moulton, Cape Mentelle

Wine Tourism Excellence Award – sponsored by Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association
Paris Hokin, Arlewood Estate

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