Cullen Diana Madeline 2015
“This wine hit me, straight off the bat…. Hit me for six.” That’s Gary Walsh of The Wine Front on how Vanya Cullen spanked him out of the park with the new vintage of her Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon. Wilyabrup once again enjoyed a favourable growing season in 2015, with good spring rains and a warm, dry ripening period. Low yields of 2.47 tons per hectare produced a concentrated, elegant wine, bright in colour, pure in flavour, with the classic Cullen vineyard cassis, violets, chocolate and ironstone. It’s a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc. The primary fermentation took an average 12 days, with the wine spending a total of 22 days on skins.
Please note that due to high demand and limited supply, this wine is offered on an allocation basis.
Cellar: 30+ years
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Merlot Malbec|
The Wine Front – Violet and subtle leafy perfume, pure black and red fruit, baking spices, aniseed and mocha. Medium bodied, the precision here, the generous delivery of flavour trimmed of excess, seems like the work of the truly gifted: how do you make it look so easy? Sculptured tannin, ribbons of clear acidity, and length that soars. Truly, a masterpiece of Australian Cabernet.
In a mixed or straight case: $120.64