Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot 2017


Wine Front 96 Points!

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

Details

Wine Front 96 Points!


"Blackberry, blackcurrant, a little nougat oak, and plenty of violet perfume. Medium-bodied, cool and svelte, flows along beautifully, acidity is pitch-perfect, tannin fine but dense and toothsome, and the finish is so very long and composed. Tobacco savouries add complexity. It’s a wine of charm and grace, and such wonderful perfume."


Gary Walsh, Wine Front, Feb 2019


 

"The wine has been described as mythical and extraordinary, with last year's release lauded by James Halliday as “Fluid grace, elegance personified, no compromise.” There is no denying the seamless refinement of great Diana Madeline and after a string of quality releases everyone's attention is on the 2017.


Vanya Cullen says her mother, Diana Madeline, always liked the cooler seasons for Cabernet Sauvignon. "The cooler vintages make wines of great elegance and longevity," she says. "The length of the 2017 vintage gave the grapes time to develop aromatics and flavours not found in the shorter, warmer seasons." Indeed she is right. That extra hang time has brought a vintage of Diana Madeline which exceeds expectation. Rich with flavour, gentle in its delivery but long is the impression it leaves after a sip."


 

- Wine House


 

"81% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot; 3% Malbec. 

Bright deep purple. Fantastic complexity and vibrancy with layers of dark fruits complemented by some herbal notes. Elegant and poised: silky palate delivering blueberry, currant notes and some cacao bitterness. Another fantastic vintage for our flagship and to be enjoyed over the next few decades."


 

- Cullen