CULLEN 'DIANA MADELINE' CABERNET MERLOT 2016

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Gary Walsh
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James Halliday
SKU
CUCS201612 UCAU
$120.00 Per item
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93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Gary Walsh

Here’s a sleek wine of exquisite perfume and balance that treads lightly, but surely through the palate. Dances, even. There’s a quiet storm of graphite tannin, red and black fruits, a distinct pencil and mineral thing going on, clean fresh acidity, and a wonderfully long finish. It’s painting with water colours, to borrow a phrase, but gee it makes a beautiful picture. It’s rare to find a Cabernet with this level of poise and control. Yet again, Cullen is leading the pack.

98 / 100

James Halliday

93% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot, 1% each of malbec and petit verdot, matured for 14 months in French barriques (67% new). Elegance personified, no compromise likewise. Then rack up extraordinary attention to detail, and the Wilyabrup district, the greatest part of the Margaret River. Given these parameters, the fluid grace of this beautiful wine might seem almost inevitable. But, of course, it's not - it's the distillation of two generations.