Cullen Ellen Bussell Cabernet/Merlot 2002

Bordeaux Red Blends from Australia

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Item No. 76110
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine

Winemaker's Notes

The fruit for this wine, which is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, was grown on a vineyard in the Wallcliff sub-region of Margaret River that is owned by Mark Hands and Ariane Cullen. The wine was bottled using Stelvin closure.

Colour: Lovely rich red with strong crimson meniscus

Bouquet: Very attractive fresh cherry and chocolate aromas

Palate: The intense and rich black cherry flavours, which fill out the middle palate, are backed by just the right amount of tannins

Cellaring: Delicious current drinking, but has the depth and structure to age for at least five years

Food: A very versatile wine that can be consumed as a café style or with mild Asian food, but has the depth of flavour to accompany a good steak

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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 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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