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2020 Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Margaret River, WA

A classic Margaret River Cab Merlot - excellent value wine from an iconic winery.

$45.00

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This really is worth getting into... No hesitation, really.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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 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
Additional Info

From The Producer

A wine we affectionately called ‘Junior Diana Madeline’ as it is predominantly old vine Cabernet Sauvignon planted on Cullen vineyard in 1971. It is a blend of 63% Cullen Vineyard and 37% Mangan Vineyard.

Rich dark chocolate and mulberry flavours. Dense, firm tannins that powerfully travel across the front palate screaming quality cabernet pedigree, with young dense forest fruits spiralling around the mid palate crying out for food and time in the bottle.

 

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (26%), Petit Verdot (1%), Cabernet Franc (1%), Malbec (1%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Cullen Vineyard
The Cullen Vineyard
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"This really is worth getting into. It’s Cullen through and through. Well flavoured but not overdone, impeccably well structured, charming, juicy, savoury and satisfying, Mulberry, violets, bay leaves and an assortment of dried herb inputs. Dark chocolate and dust. No hesitation, really." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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