Cullen 'Cullen' Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015


James Halliday 96 Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
750mL
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James Halliday 96 Points!


 

"A 74/26% blend fermented and matured in new French oak for 5 months. The complex bouquet brings toasty oak, cut grass and hints of stone fruit (also lurking in the Mangan SBS)into play, the palate pulling out all the stops with its mix of tropical fruits and citrussy acidity."


 

James Halliday Wine Companion, April 2017


As usual, this blend contains a greater volume of Sauvignon Blanc than Semillon, which reflects the outstanding qualities of the fruit produced by the former variety on the Cullen Vineyard. We picked at optimal ripeness with harvest conditions quite similar to 2014 resulting in elegant wines and displaying beautiful fruit purity. Complexity and completeness have been enhanced through maturing some of the wine in new oak.


Delightful combination of fresh cut grass, spicy and vanillin oak aromas supported by tropical notes. Vibrant fruit lifted by citrus notes. Very complex already with lovely stone fruit nuances and toasty characteristics. Barrel fermentation is seamless and playing second role.A brilliant example of this classic blend. Enjoy now or for up to 15 years.


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