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2018 Woodlands Xavier Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret RiverRedAustralianHighly RecommendPrivate Cellar

$ 176.00 AUD


93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. Hand picked, 50% wild ferment, 21 days on skins, matured for 19 months in French oak (100% new)

Region - Margaret River

Type - Red

Year - 2018

Winery - Woodlands Wines

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

If you haven't had the pleasure of drinking one of these cabernets as an older wine, you may not get the full scope of the young wine on release. Here, today, it is tightly coiled, spicy and concentrated. The savoury, biscuity oak we often associate with good quality Bordeaux is here in spades, and it encases the kaleidoscopic flavours that lie possible beyond. However, in 10 years, this wine transforms into a powerful and expansive wine of depth, grace and evocation. From one of Margaret River's greatest all-time vintages, this is a wine for the ages.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Oak, Spices, Vanilla

Body type




Food pairings





Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


The Grape

Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blends are made up of a combination of traditional grapes found in the region of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant varieties used in these blends, but you'll also find Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère and other supporting grapes. The firm, structured and tannic Left Bank Bordeaux reds are typically Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, whereas the more juicy, lush and approachable Right Bank Bordeaux reds have Merlot as their primary grape. These wines are some of the world's greatest expressions and have been made to last decades!