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2016 Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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Our Price: $43.99 / bottle (RRP: $49.99) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Very stylish, and ageworthy. I suspect it will richly reward even a modest amount of cellar-time.'
93 Points - Huon Hooke

  • This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from the 2016 vintage displays densely flavoured ripe dark fruits complemented by discrete fine-grained tannins. It was matured in French oak barrels for 17 months, of which 22% were new.


    Vintage - We were happy to have the 2016 harvest. It followed three vintages of tiny yields which left us with very little wine to sell! The vintage had average yields and the rain that fell in January 80mm, and then February 15mm, and March 10 mm, had no effect at all on the fruit quality. The resultant wines have a wonderful aromatic quality and elegance, particularly in Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Great vintage for Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and in the reds Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Winemaking - 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new.


    Colour - Velvet red with a purple edge.

    Bouquet - Dark fruits complemented by leafy notes.

    Palate - Medium bodied with fine tannins, lifted with gentle earthy notes. Lovely ripe plums and cassis showing throughout the finish.

    Cellar - Up to 15 years.

    Food - Ratatouille tart.

    Varieties - 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot.

    Alc/vol - 13.0%


    'Medium to deep red/purple colour, good but not deep like the 2015 Diana Madeline. A very appealing, up-front bouquet of mulberry and violets, the palate medium-bodied and supple, with ample tannins but quite accessible already. Very stylish, and ageworthy. I suspect it will richly reward even a modest amount of cellar-time.'
    93 Points - Huon Hooke

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