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    Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

    Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

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    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from the 2017 vintage displays densely flavoured ripe dark fruits complemented by discrete fine-grained tannins. It was matured in French oak barrels for 6 months, of which 30% were new.

    Producer

    Cullen Wines of Wilyabrup is arguably Margaret River's most renowned producer. Cullen has been marching to the beat of it's own drum since inception. All Cullen Wines are grown on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vanya Cullen has been crafting world-class & award winning wines of distinction such as the Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot which is made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc in varying amounts.Grapes are harvested by hand on fruit and flower days according to the astrological calendar.

    The restaurant at Cullen nestled amongst the Biodynamic and Organic vines.

    Region

    Wilyabrup - which means 'place of Red ochre' is a newly defined sub-region of Western Australia's famed Margaret River region. It's so new infact that is has only recently received interim status by the Geographical Indications Committee. If you haven't visited, you must. A rustic, deliciously salty, native eucalypt forest framed version of Australian coastal paradise. Whatever is farmed and harvested here, both from land or sea, is inevitably healthy, fresh and richly flavoured - idiosyncratic to this corner of Australia. Merely 3 hours drive south of Western Australia's capital Perth, the Margaret River wine region is a naturally beautiful area bordered by the Indian ocean which is a major geographic influence - a natural gem for keeping the grapes balanced and not over-ripe. This region produces some of the most profound & exciting wines in the world - genuinely world class. Producers here are farming and crafting wines in all sorts of styles worthy of discovering - traditional and age worthy to avant-garde and tumbler bound. Cabernet Sauvignon here is exceptional. Look to producers such as Cullen, Pierro. Local Knowledge: Drink at Settlers Tavern - one of the most exceptional wine list in the country.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      5-10 Years
    • Varieties

      Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Vintage

      2017
    • Alcohol Content

      12.5%
    • Vegan

      Yes
    • Farming Practice

      Biodynamic, Organic
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (2)

    Gary Walsh

    93 points | March 2019

    Understated in the typical Cullen way, though it’s very much a wine that builds and reveals itself with time in glass, decanter, or cellar. Violet, boysenberry, nutty, slight leafy edge but ripe enough to deliver flavour, but with restraint. Medium bodied, dry insistent suede tannin, and a long finish with dark chocolate and tobacco trailing. Charming. Better again with a few years in the cellar.

    Understated in the typical Cullen way, though it’s very much a wine that builds and reveals itself with time in glass, decanter, or cellar. Violet, boysenberry, nutty, slight leafy edge but ripe enough to deliver flavour, but with restraint. Medium bodied, dry insistent suede tannin, and a long finish with dark chocolate and tobacco trailing. Charming. Better again with a few years in the cellar.

    James Halliday

    96 points | August 2019

    An 81/19% blend matured in French oak (30% new) for an average of 6 months. The colour is good, the bouquet expressive and very good, but it is the palate that really takes off, blackcurrant/cassis and bay leaf riding on a magic carpet of ripe tannins. This isn't the best wine in the Cullen line-up, but it arguably offers the best value.

    An 81/19% blend matured in French oak (30% new) for an average of 6 months. The colour is good, the bouquet expressive and very good, but it is the palate that really takes off, blackcurrant/cassis and bay leaf riding on a magic carpet of ripe tannins. This isn't the best wine in the Cullen line-up, but it arguably offers the best value.

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