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.
"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."
Australian Wine Companion
"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."
International Wine Cellar
"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."