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Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon - Margaret River

Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - Margaret River

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Cullen Wines
Region: Western Australia
Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
Alc: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

98 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
97 POINTS
The Real Review

$130.00: wine special
$780.00: per case of 6
$150.00: reg price

The 2019 Diana Madeline was born of a low yielding (cabernet sauvignon 4.75 tonnes per hectare, merlot 2.13 tonnes per hectare, cabernet franc 4.01 tonnes per hectare, Malbec 3.43 tonnes per hectare) warm vintage.

The vines were planted in 1971 on ancient gravelly granite soils, producing a wine of great quality, elegance, perfume and balance.

Predominately Fruit days with one harvest occurring on a Full Moon perigee with a supporting fruit trine.

Skin contact time ranged from 10-29 days before being gently basket pressed to barrel. It has spent an average of 15 months in oak, with 45% new oak, in a mixture of biodynamic barriques and puncheons.

The varietal blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine will age for up to 50 years.

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Reviews


98 POINTS
Halliday Wine Companion 2020
BEST CABERNET AND FAMILY VARIETAL 81% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, 3% malbec. Wild-fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak (40% new). The colour is faultless, as is the wine. It has waves of complexity, like one of Margaret River's surf breaks, changing shape as the luxuriant cassis swells on the mid-palate, then finishes with ripe, textured tannins as the wave goes on to crash on the shore. The overall ripeness is perfection.

James Halliday


97 POINTS
The Real Review
Very deep, bright red/purple colour, youthful and concentrated, the perfumed bouquet showing nutmeg, walnut, savoury and oak-tinged, with discreet violets and berries in the background. The palate is full-bodied but elegantly-styled and tightly-structured, with abundant firm tannins. Intense and focused, it's a little closed at present and needs more time. If you pour it now, give it time in the glass (or decanter), and you'll be rewarded. The Real Review, 6 March, 2019

HUON HOOKE


Producers notes

The philosophy of Cullen Wines is to search for the best quality expression of the vineyard in the wine. The maritime climate, rocky soils, dry farming and biodynamic practices all help to create individual and diverse wine styles which are unique to Cullen.

The maritime climate of Margaret River allows a near perfect environment in which to grow the finest quality grapes.

The rocky soils produce low yielding intensely flavoured grapes and the flavour of these grapes is what creates the fabric for the wine style at Cullen.

The vines are dry farmed, helping to ensure maximum fruit quality, and all pruning and harvesting are done by hand with great care. Quality is paramount and when the hand-harvested grapes arrive at the winery from the vineyard, they are sorted again to ensure that only the best goes into the bottle.

Biodynamic practices and minimal intervention apply to both vineyard and winery with all wines being naturally fermented.As time passes, a greater understanding of the vineyard and grapes is gained and this makes possible the creation of a more individual wine style.

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