Cullen 2004 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Pale straw with green tinges. Delicate combination of honeysuckle, cut grass and citrus fruit aromas On the palate subtle pineapple and grapefruit flavours are perfectly balanced by the crisp acidity. Palate has great length, which is due, in particular, to the natural yeast fermentation.
18-19 June 2005 The Weekend Australian James Halliday "The two biodynamic wines released from Cullen are the 2004 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon ($35; 92 points) and the 2004 Mangan ($45; 93 points); both prices cellar door. The Sauvignon Blanc Semillon has that unmistakable Margaret River combination of grass, herb and citrus aromas and flavours, with oak a mere background whisper (18 per cent was fermented in new French barriques with no cultured yeasts). Vibrant and fruity, it can be consumed with total enjoyment now or during the next 10 years. The 2004 Mangan is a highly unusual blend of 60 per cent malbec and 40 per cent petit verdot; profoundly rich, deep and fruity, it is nonetheless so super-smooth you barely notice the tannins that come behind the black cherry, blackberry, mocha and coffee aromas and flavours. Without question, the best yet under the Mangan label, and you can have it with a screwcap or cork closure."
|Region||Margaret River, WA|