Cullen Diana Madeline 2016

Cullen Diana Madeline 2017

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13%
Of all the Australian premium wine releases that occur each year, few attract as much interest as Cullen's Diana Madeline. Under the guidance of winemaker Vanya Cullen, this wine has established an impeccable reputation that sees it sitting amongst the top echelon of Australian red wine.

Undoubtedly one of Australia's greatest red wines, the just released 2017 vintage of Cullen 'Diana Madeline' Cabernet is already receiving plenty of interest. This 2017 vintage displays all the classic Diana Madeline characters; complex yet approachable, with a fruit-driven, silky palate and layers of dark fruit, chocolate bitterness and a nice touch of spice. A wine with a long life ahead of it, our limited stocks are not likely to last long.

"96 Points. Blackberry, blackcurrant, a little nougat oak, and plenty of violet perfume. Medium-bodied, cool and svelte, flows along beautifully, acidity is pitch-perfect, tannin fine but dense and toothsome, and the finish is so very long and composed. Tobacco savouries add complexity. It’s a wine of charm and grace, and such wonderful perfume. Tasted: Feb19 Alcohol: 13% Price: $130 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2022 - 2037+"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

“The length of the 2017 vintage gave the grapes time to develop aromatics and flavours not found in the shorter, warmer seasons. Bright deep purple. Fantastic complexity and vibrancy with layers of dark fruits complemented by some herbal notes. Elegant and poised: silky palate delivering blueberry, currant notes and some cacao bitterness. Another fantastic vintage for our flagship and to be enjoyed over the next few decades. - Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines.

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The philosophy of Cullen Wines is to search for the best quality expression of the vineyard in the wine. The maritime climate, rocky soils, dry farming and biodynamic practices all help to create individual and diverse wine styles which are unique to Cullen.

The maritime climate of Margaret River allows a near perfect environment in which to grow the finest quality grapes. The rocky soils produce low yielding intensely flavoured grapes and the flavour of these grapes is what creates the fabric for the wine style at Cullen.

The vines are dry farmed, helping to ensure maximum fruit quality, and all pruning and harvesting are done by hand with great care. Quality is paramount and when the hand-harvested grapes arrive at the winery from the vineyard, they are sorted again to ensure that only the best goes into the bottle.

Biodynamic practices and minimal intervention apply to both vineyard and winery with all wines being naturally fermented.

Cullen follows the maxim that states that great wines are made in the vineyard. Thus, prior to planting, extreme care is taken in choosing the best possible site. Fruit for all Cullen Wines is sourced exclusively from two vineyards, the Cullen Estate Vineyard and the Cullen Mangan Vineyard, both certified A Grade Biodynamic by the Biological Farmers Association (BFA) of Australia.

The Cullen winemaking approach is that we will do whatever it takes to make outstanding wines. Quality is paramount and every winemaking step incorporates this philosophy. The wines can only be as good as the grapes. The uniqueness of Cullen Wines comes in part from the vineyard. The role of the winemaker is to act as caretaker to the fruit - to understand and to realise the full potential of the vineyard and the fruit which comes into the winery.
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Western Australia
Margaret River
750
13
“The length of the 2017 vintage gave the grapes time to develop aromatics and flavours not found in the shorter, warmer seasons. Bright deep purple. Fantastic complexity and vibrancy with layers of dark fruits complemented by some herbal notes. Elegant and poised: silky palate delivering blueberry, currant notes and some cacao bitterness. Another fantastic vintage for our flagship and to be enjoyed over the next few decades. - Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines.

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