Cullen Mangan 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaret River, Australia

Price: $46.00 $29.99
Save $16.01 (35%)
Item No. 113017
  • JH94
  • ST92
  • WE89
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • JH93

Winemaker's Notes

Merlot (42%), Petit Verdot (32%), Malbec (19%)

Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot are varieties that are well suited to grow in Margaret River. When blended, they form a divine trinity. The Malbec provides power and color, the Petit Verdot the length and texture and the Merlot, the structure. The 2008 Mangan is perfumed with rich blackberry aromas that lead into an attractive palate of mulberry and black cherry flavors. Hints of spicy oak and wonderfully soft tannins round out the lush finish. This wine benefited from being matured for nine months in high quality French oak and can be cellared up to 15 years.

Critical Acclaim

"A 42/39/19 blend that is more in the medium- to full-bodied style of previous Mangan/Cullen wines with strength to both the black fruits and tannins. Vanya Cullen believes it is one of the best Mangans so far, and I'm not disposed to argue about that."
94 Points

"Bright ruby. Sexy aromas of crushed raspberry, cherry, woodsmoke and rose, with a touch of mint coming up with aeration. Densely packed but penetrating, with a firm spine of acidity adding energy to the wine's sweet red fruit flavors. Nicely pliant and expressive, with lovely finishing perfume and vivacity. Balanced to age but already quite complex."
92 Points

"Full bodied and supple, this is a blend of Merlot (42%), Petit Verdot (39%) and Malbec (19%). It’s ready to drink now, filled with dark fruit and notions of cedar, brown sugar and soy sauce."
89 Points

Learn About Cullen Map ItMap It

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 Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

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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