Cullen Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Australia

Item No. 62839
  • white wine
    Ratings Pedigree:
    • 2005
    • RP94
    • 1999
    • ST87

    Winemaker's Notes

    This is one of the greatest chardonnays yet produced at Cullen. It was held back for a year before release so that all of its components could come together. The fruit for this wine was picked at optimal ripeness and fermented in new French oak, employing wild yeast. The wine was subjected to minimal filtration and remained in oak for nine months with monthly lees stirring.

    Deep straw green with gold tinges. A complex blend of well- integrated citrus lime, pawpaw and vanillin oak aromas. The quince and lemon fruit flavors, which fill the whole palate, are rich and very attractive and backed by just the right amount of good clean oak.

    "Pale to medium bright straw yellow. Opulent aromas of ripe melon, pineapple and grapefruit overlay smoky oak and creamy, earthy lees influences. Powerful, ripe and concentrated, with a huge cellaring future. The wine's explosive impact is matched by its tightness and elegance, culminating in a lingering savory, mineral-tinged finish.
    -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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    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 Chardonnay

    Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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