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