Product Overview

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Points 93
Drink:2017-2026
Grape Variety:Petit Verdot, Malbec

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Cullen Wines, Mangan East Block, Margaret River, Western Australia 2013

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Cullen Wines, Mangan East Block 2013

Wine lovers will know Vanya Cullen’s Diana Madeleine Bordeaux blend, named after her mother, but here’s something a little different. This 58% Petit Verdot, 48% Malbec comes from the next-door vineyard owned by Cullen’s brother Rick and sister-in-law Bettina Mangan and is also farmed biodynamically. The fruit is basket-pressed before spending 17 months in French oak, and although it needs time for the sweet oak to integrate, it shows great density, with fine, grippy tannins, a silky mouthfeel and vibrant flavours of mulberry, violets, ink and cocoa.

Taster: Tina Gellie
Alc: 13%

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