Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009



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Winery/Brand: Cullen


Colour: Excellent medium red with strong crimson tinges on the meniscus
Bouquet: Red plum and red current flavours with just the right amount of background oak
Palate: Wonderful balance of ripe cherry fruit flavours and firm but soft tannins. Elegant and with great length and persistence

Cellaring Up to 10 years
Food: Veal, beef, lamb and beetroot risotto



The Story

This is a particularly outstanding example of this wine style, which is a distinguished offshoot of the Diana Madeline. The inclusion of an appreciable volume of high quality Merlot (24%) and a small volume of Petit Verdot (5%) has enhanced the characteristics of the superb Cabernet Sauvignon, which constitutes the majority (71%) of this wine. The fruit was picked at Baumés ranging from 12.1 to 13.9, naturally fermented and matured for 1 year in French oak of which 40% was new.

The Specs

RegionMargaret River, WA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
GrapesPetit Verdot
PackagingGlass Bottle