Cullen Diana Madeline 2014

$158.00 inc. GST

“MB will likely be aghast that I’m reviewing a wine from Margaret River that only arrived today. Hot off the press. Hot off the truck. Aside that, it looks great! Very easy to rate. Ripe red cherry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, baking spices, violet and mint perfume, perfect mocha oak in support. Medium bodied, fresh and vibrant, bursting with small berried fruit, a fine spread of pitch perfect graphite tannin, clean acid line, beautiful mouth-perfume, and a savoury tobacco laced finish of soaring length. Pulsating with life and Cabernet purity. A worthy sibling to the monumental 2012 vintage.” – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Tasting Note: 89% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 3% merlot and 2% each of malbec and cabernet franc blended after fermentation, hand-picked and sorted, destemmed (66% whole berries), wild-fermented in stainless steel, average 23 days on skins, matured in French oak (69% new) for 18 months. Right in the slot of the style established (with some polishing and refining) over the years. The complexity of the texture and structure is second to none, led by the born to rule cabernet, the other varieties obviously of minor importance, but important nonetheless. The might of the tannins is the key to this great wine

Accolades:
99/100 – Winsor Dobbin
98/100 – James Halliday’s Wine Companion
97/100 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
98/100 – Ray Jordan
5 Stars – Fergal Gleeson

Alcohol Volume: 13.5%

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon blend

Region: Margaret River, WA

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