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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
This is a great wine and one of the very finest Bordeaux blends ever produced at Cullens. It was made using all of the five red grape varieties of Bordeaux, with Cabernet Sauvignon comprising three quarters of the blend. Merlot was the next most important contributor with 16%, followed by Malbec (5%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (1%). The wine has benefited from having been matured for 19 months in French barriques, of which 70% were new.
The 2005 Diana Madeline is a magnificent inky red color with a dense purple meniscus. The
nose combines youthful dark berry fruits with intense potpourri notes for a powerful yet
elegant example of Margaret River Cabernet. Dense black cherry and cassis fruits combine
with lifted floral notes and fine, dusty tannins, while the exceptionally long finish reflects
the quality of both producer and vintage.
"As ever, has fine but persistent tannins running from the fore-palate through to the
finish; the deep and intense fruit will sustain the wine until those tannins loosen their grip. All five
Bordeaux varieties present led by Cabernet Sauvignon (75%)."
Australian Wine Companion
"With only 50 cases imported, this review will be of only
academic interest to most consumers, but for those lucky enough to latch onto a bottle or two, try
to hold off opening one until 2015 or so. Right now, it's oh so promising, but also very tight. Scents
of toasted almonds, vanilla and cassis only stubbornly emerge, and the wine is clearly packed with
potential but also showing a lot of tannin on the finish."
"Bright purple. Intriguingly perfumed aromas of vibrant red- and blackcurrant, cherry and plum brightened by nervy mineral and fresh rose notes. Crisp and wonderfully focused red
fruit flavors show no rough edges and offer impressive depth; the floral quality builds with air and a hint of anise arrives on the back. This really expands and gains in sweetness on the long, spicy finish. Possesses the balance and concentration to repay at least another six years of cellaring."
International Wine Cellar
"This has elegance and presence, striking a lovely balance between firm texture and fresh
fruit flavors, with tannins. The flavors persist winningly. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec,
Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2009 through 2015. 50 cases imported."
"The Cullens grow this cabernet blend under biodynamic principles, working with 30-year-old vines. The fine scent of oak and the amplitude that aging in barrel can provide is the most immediate impression. Later, once the wine develops with air, fragrant cherry and blueberry scents come forward, along with firm, gentle tannins. The wine doesn't feel pushed at all, its natural balance certain to sustain it for years in the cellar."
Wine & Spirits
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,...Read More About Cullen
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...Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends
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