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2005 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernets

Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$199. 00
$2388.00 Dozen
Cellar: 10 - 20 Years (2017-2027)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Screw Cap

The wine is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep crimson colour with deep crimson purple hue. Perfumed nose, with very spicy top note, delivering an impressive lift – aroma of violets, blackcurrant and cassis. The palate is firmly structured – this is possibly the most tight knit of the Cullen Cabernets that we’ve seen. The fine dry tannins are dominant and run right through the wine into the aftertaste. The blackcurrant and cassis flavours take a back seat for the time being – this is a wine that needs years to evolve.
Cellar 10-20 (2017-2027)
Alc/Vol: 14%

Other Reviews…
Vanya Cullen only knows how to make great wine, here juggling cabernet sauvignon (75%), merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot. In archetypal Cullen style, it has a backbone of ripe but persistent tannins to the array of black fruit flavours, which have the density and intensity to easily carry the wine through to its very long plateau of maturity.
96 points
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