Xanadu DJL Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 $29.90

Holy blackberries Batman!  This is a concentrated, grippy, muscular, cocoa and tobacco-tustle on the tongue.  As my dad would say, ‘this’ll put hairs on ya chest’ – so get the wax strips out and prepare for a ripper!  Crafted by kiwi-born Glenn Goodall (named Winemaker of the Year in the 2015 West Australian Wine Guide), this gem is loaded with dark berry and cherry flavours, pepper and Christmas cake spices.  A splash of malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc add complexity to the 90% cabernet sauvignon.  Sip with gravy-soaked lamb and rosemary sausages on kumara mash.