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Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - Margaret River

Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - Margaret River

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Cullen Wines
Region: Western Australia
Blend: (81%) Cabernet Sauvignon (19%) Merlot
Alc: 12.7%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

96 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
93 POINTS
The Wine Front

$39.60: as part of any six
$44.00: single bottle
$475.20: per case of 12

This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from the 2017 vintage displays densely flavoured ripe dark fruits complemented by discrete fine-grained tannins. It was matured in French oak barrels for 6 months, of which 30% were new.

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Our notes

We were lucky enough to have Vanya Cullen stop by the store and show us a range of her wines.  The Cullen brand is synonymous with outstanding wines of character and energy, so the expectation is always high.  Constantine, Carl and I were impressed by the finesse, energy and sheer drinkability of every wine we tasted.   That being said, the quality to price ratio of this Cabernet Merlot is phenomenal.  If you haven't drunk a bottle recently, we highly recommend you seek one out!  (Scott)
 

Reviews


96 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
An 81/19% blend matured in French oak (30% new) for an average of 6 months. The colour is good, the bouquet expressive and very good, but it is the palate that really takes off, blackcurrant/cassis and bay leaf riding on a magic carpet of ripe tannins. This isn't the best wine in the Cullen line-up, but it arguably offers the best value.

JAMES HALLIDAY


93 POINTS
The Wine Front
Understated in the typical Cullen way, though it’s very much a wine that builds and reveals itself with time in glass, decanter, or cellar. Violet, boysenberry, nutty, slight leafy edge but ripe enough to deliver flavour, but with restraint. Medium bodied, dry insistent suede tannin, and a long finish with dark chocolate and tobacco trailing. Charming. Better again with a few years in the cellar.

GARY WALSH


Producers notes

On the advice of eminent agronomist Dr. John Gladstones, Dr. Kevin and Diana Cullen planted a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup, Margaret River in 1966. Commencing in 1971, 18 acres of vines were planted on their sheep and cattle farm, including their first Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were planted between 1976 and 1978.  

In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was elevated to the top Langton's classification category of 'Exceptional'. All Cullen Wines are grown on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate.

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