Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from Australia

Price: $64.99
Item No. 62866
  • ST96
  • JH96
  • WE92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS91
  • 2008
  • WS91
  • 2003
  • ST93
  • 1998
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

Plum red with purple edges. An amalgam of blackcurrant, mulberry, violet and chocolaty aromas. Attractive strong plum flavors fill out the middle. Lovely ripe, fine-grained tannins embrace the palate and make a major contribution to its structure and length.

"Full bright red. Pristine, floral aromas of ripe cassis, small red berries, black olive and dark plum, tightly woven with lightly dusty, cedary oak. Juicy, translucent small berry and dark cherry fruit smartly dressed in creamy oak and bound in fine-grained tannins, delivering a pliant, supple texture and hidden strength. Tobacco-ey merlot and a hint of tar add complexity to this outstanding cabernet.
-International Wine Cellar

Critical Acclaim

"Its sheer class shines through the trappings of extreme youth, a controlled explosion of blackcurrant, spice and blackberry, ripe tannins and French oak. "
96 Points

"This is the flagship red from Cullen's Wilyabrup vineyards in Margaret River. A classic blend of Cabernet and Merlot, aged for 18 months in wood, it has huge, ripe fruit, along with elegance. Flavors of chocolate, mulberry and spices come together with ripe tannins. This wine definitely needs aging—give it five years at least."
92 Points

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A founding winery of Margaret River, established by Diana and Kevin Cullen in 1971. It is now regarded as one of Australia"s greatest estates, producing what many critics believe to be the country"s definitive Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. The white wines (both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon) are also regarded among the nation"s best. Daughter of Di and Kevin,...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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