Terrific value, drink any time over the next 20 years.
About The Wine
This wonderful value red blend from Vanya Cullen showcases the quality of fruit that she is able to grow on the Mangan vineyard in Margaret River.
Vanya thinks that Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot all do exceedingly well on that block. A blend of the three Bordeaux varieties making a beautifully balanced red that drinks so easily now yet has all the structure and power to go a decade or more in the cellar.
James Halliday awarded the 2016 vintage 96 points making it an excellent vintage of this relatively recent addition to the Cullen stable.
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.