Cullen Red Moon 2020

$49.90 inc. GST

94/100 – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
92/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
93/100 – James Suckling (2019 vintage)

“Cherry, fresh blackberry, a fair bit of wild herb and floral perfume here too, and an earthy spicy character. It’s crisp, medium-bodied, a cool glassy and ‘mineral’ feel to acidity, so lively, slate-like grip to tannin, kind of chewy, with bright cranberry acidity to close and a pleasant chicory bitterness. It’s what you might call an ‘original’ wine style, and strange to say, perhaps, but feels Italianate to me. I really like it.” – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

“The 2020 Mangan Vineyard Red Moon os a blend of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. It’s light and it’s fine and it lingers. One might expect a more intense wine from these varieties, but in fact, this is a concentrated and weightless rendition. There are notes of raspberry, licorice, tobacco, aniseed, cardamom and star anise. The tannins—chalky as they are—are a highlight. Drink 2022 to 2028.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Note: 100% Mangan Vineyard. 52% Malbec, 38% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, harvested 19th February to 9th March on fruit days including a super Moon perigee, plus a new Moon flower day. 7 months in 15% new oak. Bouquet: Dense ripe mulberry pie with chocolate crème and thyme trimmings. Mineral ironstone base notes. Palate: Cherry, mulberry, dusty rose and chocolate, with an abundance of tannins moving across the palate to a textural silky finish. Enjoy now or for up to 20 years.

Certification: Organic, Biodynamic

Alcohol: 13.0%

Varietal: Malbec blend

Region: Margaret River, Western Australia

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