Cullen Ephraim Clarke Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2001

Sauvignon Blanc from Australia

Item No. 60594
  • white wine
  • ST94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • JH95
  • RP90
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw with strong green tinges. The rich middle palate, which is produced by the excellence of the fruit and barrel fermenting in new oak, leads into a long and pleasantly assertive finish. Excellently structured and perfectly integrated.

The excellent structure imparted on this wine by the Semillon component, allied with the very high quality of the Sauvignon Blanc fruit and the subtle use of oak, will ensure that this wine will age very well in bottle.

"Pale straw with green and yellow tinges. Restrained complex and citrusy fragrance of honeydew melon and gooseberry, accentuated by spicy clove and nutmeg notes of the fine-grained oak. Tight, focused, bright and pure, with penetrating, crystalline gooseberry and passionfruit flavors playing along the entire length of the fine, minerally palate. Superbly crafted and balanced; a near perfect expressive of a definitive Australian breed of white wine."
-International Wine Cellar

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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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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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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