CULLEN 'DIANA MADELINE' CABERNET MERLOT 2017

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Gary Walsh
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James Halliday
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CUCS201712 UCAU
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The classic Bordeaux Left bank blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fantastic complexity and vitality with layers of well ripened dark fruits enhanced by gorgeous leafy notes. 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.
The classic Bordeaux Left bank blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fantastic complexity and vitality with layers of well ripened dark fruits enhanced by gorgeous leafy notes. 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.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Gary Walsh

(2017 Vintage) 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

(2017 Vintage) 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.