2017 Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Margaret River, WA

Classic Margaret River Cab Merlot. Brilliant value here from the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year!

$35.00

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About The Wine

This may be one of the best value Cabernet Merlot blends in Margaret River at the moment.

Vanya Cullen produces some of the best examples of Cabernet blends in the country. Her meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard is producing very high quality of fruit for her across the board.

Here she blends fruit from across her Cullen and Mangan vineyards. It's a wine that has a bet each way - it's approachable now yet should reveal more layers to itself over the coming decade.

Pitch-perfect for a regional example of this blend. What's not to love?

About Cullen

The Cullen property has been in the Cullen family since 1948 with founders Diana Madeline and Kevin John planting the first vines on the farm in 1971.

Today Cullen sits as one of the top estates in Margaret River. Their impeccable versions of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are now both considered clear regional benchmarks.

The Cullen estate is farmed with a strict adherence to the principals of biodynamic farming. Current day owner and winemaker Vanya Cullen is one of the most outspoken advocates of the benefits of these practices in the industry and her results speak for themselves.

These are extraordinary wines that hold their own against the world's best. A gem of the Australian wine scene, to be sure.

Owner and winemaker, Vanya Cullen
Owner and winemaker, Vanya Cullen
Margaret River, WA
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From The Producer

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.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (81%), Merlot (19%)
ABV : 12.7%
Closure : Scew Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ML

The Cullen Vineyard
The Cullen Vineyard
Margaret River, WA
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96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"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." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"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." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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