2018 Cullen Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon Flower Day

Highly Rated
A new Cullen benchmark wine - the quintessential expression of Wilyabrup Cabernet.

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Vanya Cullen puts her money where her mouth is. She doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to biodynamics, she walks the walk.

Producing Flower Day and Fruit Day wines, Vanya is showcasing BD practices at their finest, and providing sensory based proof of her beliefs in these truths of holistic farming. This is an exceptionally pure expression of Cabernet from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margs; Plum, mulberry, cherry and cigar box, all enveloped by a sheath of fine-grained tannin. The length and persistence of this wine is all class.

This is a powerhouse wine, a masterclass that showcases Vanya Cullen at her finest, and exemplifies why she is considered to be in the upper echelon of Australian winemakers.

The best batch of Cabernet Sauvignon harvested on a full flower day from the great 2018 vintage. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon crushed into amphora and aged on skins for 56 days before pressing with a short maturation in 100% puncheon oak for 5 months. It has had no fining.


99 Points - "Unusual for a premium cabernet to spend so little time in oak, but once the wine is in the mouth, the Tardis of fruit on the core of the palate reveals a pedigree that defies comprehension and hyperbole. Supple, layered and ridiculously long, this is as close to a spiritual experience as wine can take us. Utterly thought-provoking, speech-stopping cabernet. Elegant in a way that has never previously been explored in Australian cabernet. And that oak? Imperceptible." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

98 Points - "Aromas of purple berries, blackcurrants ,violets, forest wood, a little cedar and some leafy tones, as well as sweet roasting herbs. Iodine and sappy elements, too. Very complex and nuanced. The palate is so fleshy and full of flavor with bright and juicy red plums, mulberries and dark plums and something almost like dark peaches. Very fine powdery tannins carry long and gently drying. This has a lot of power, but it's so elegant. Very impressive. Velvety, yet dense. 640 bottles only. From biodynamically grown grapes." - JamesSuckling.com

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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 Cullen

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