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Cullen Diana Madeline 2020 (3 x 750ml)

"Has the usual estate blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and malbec (92/4/3/1%), the grapes hand picked between early February and early March, the components matured in French oak (50% new) for 13 months. The perfumed bouquet has already soaked up the new oak, the purity of the fruit in a cassis-redcurrant-blueberry spectrum. The small berries of a quasi-drought summer might have imposed awkward tannins, but the medium-bodied palate is so perfectly balanced it has a drinking span of 30 years and counting."
98 points, James Halliday

"Great detail in that the wine comes from nine picks across fruit and flower days of the biodynamic calendar, spread across the month-ish lunar cycle.  The Cullen way.

Another beautiful, soulful release, this one is a bit darker, a bit bolder, a mesh of tannins over train tracks and tension, but a wine of significant pedigree and wow factor nonetheless.  Dark chocolate and graphite aromas with salted plum, black olive, bay leaf and oyster shell.  Flavours ripple with authority in the weave of tannin, dark choc again, panforte perhaps more apt, dark cherry, saline minerality; more bayleaf and cinnamon spice.  Succulent in the finish, mouth-coating and very fresh.  Compelling stuff."

96 points, Mike Bennie - winefront

100% Cullen Vineyard. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec, harvest dates included 2 Moon Opposite Saturn events and two Full Moon's - one being a fruit day perigee and the other a Moon Opposite Saturn flower day. These took place from 8th February until 10th March. Aged 13 months in 50% new oak. Bouquet: Mulberry, chocolate, rose, iodine, salty plum. Palate: First impressions have juicy berry fruit, mulberry, plum, cherry, This unctuous fruit is framed by fine grained tannins and Wilyabrup earth, ironstone, and dust which expresses the heat of the vintage and compliments the concentration of the fruit. Cellar up to 50 years.
Winery tasting note
Producer:Cullen
Size:750ml
Price:
$444.00