Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot 2014


Winsor Dobbin 99 points!

Wine Front 97 points!
Wine Business Magazine 97 Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
750mL
#Red  #Cabernet  #Cabernet Blend  #Cullen  #Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot (Various Vintages)  #Western Australia  #Rest of Australia  #Margaret River  

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Winsor Dobbin 99 points!
I was absolutely blown away by the quality of this new release from Vanya Cullen. It is probably the best young Australian red wine I have ever tasted an instant classic. It is still youthful but everything is beautifully balanced. With fruit intensity (think dark currants and berries), quality French oak (69% new barriques), hints of tobacco leaf and superb structure, this is on the same level as first and second growth Bordeaux from the best years. A tribute to Cullens mother, Margaret River wine industry pioneer Diana Cullen, this is a blend of 89% cabernet sauvignon with small batches of petit verdot, merlot, malbec and cabernet franc. The bees knees and Im happy to give it 99/100 (not something I do very often). You wont be disappointed.
Winsor Dobbin, 2016
The Wine Front 97 points!
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, 2016

'Named in honour of her motherDiana Madeline, Vanya Cullen continues to pioneer Australia's answer to the Bordeaux blend with this 89% Cabernet Sauvignon with small additions of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The adherence to Bioduynamic principles produces a wine bursting with vitality and life. And if ever there was a release that epitomised this wine's great reputation, it is this 2014.
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