Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot 2015


'Truly a masterpiece of Australian Cabernet.&rdquo - Gary Walsh The Wine Front

Wine Front 98 Points!

Australia, WA, Margaret River
750mL
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Wine Front 98 Points!

 

"Violet and subtle leafy perfume, pure black and red fruit, baking spices, aniseed and mocha. Medium bodied, the precision here, the generous delivery of flavour trimmed of excess, seems like the work of the truly gifted: how do you make it look so easy? Sculptured tannin, ribbons of clear acidity, and length that soars. Truly, a masterpiece of Australian Cabernet." 

- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

 


 

 

 

"It is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. 100% from the Cullen Vineyard, harvested by hand between 24th February and 7th March. The primary fermentation took an average 12 days. An average of 22 days on skins.  Aged for 17 months in barriques, of which 66% were new.

 

The growing season for 2015 Diana Madeline was favourable with good spring rains and a warm, dry ripening period. Low yields of 2.47 tons per hectare produced a concentrated elegant wine, bright in colour, pure in fruit flavour concentration, with the classic Cullen Vineyard Wilyabrup cassis, violets, chocolate and ironstone

 

Structured and fruit driven, the palate delivers blackcurrant fruit and lovely spicy nuances supported by fine-grained tannins. There is a brilliant touch of bitterness melting into the fruit. A wine to watch as it unfolds and evolves over the next decades." 

 

- Cullen