Cullen Diana Madeline 2018
A blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 5% malbec, matured for 14 months in French barriques (67% new). Confident with the quality of her biodynamically-grown estate grapes, Vanya Cullen is taking a gently gently approach with all aspects of the wine
99 Points from jamessuckling.com,
"This is a superb edition of this revered, cabernet-based blend with such complete, seamless and elegant feel, yet there’s such depth of flavor, too. Aromas of fresh redcurrants, red and violet flowers, subtle spice, fresh earth, paper bark, fresh-picked thyme and sage, red berries and some cedary notes. The palate is stunning and has a brand of elegance with power that is found in only the greatest wines. Pristine mulberries, red plums, blueberries and red cherries sail through layers of fine tannin, into an unwaveringly long and vibrant finish. An exceptionally concentrated and convincing Diana Madeline release, this is one of their finest. A blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 5% malbec. Delicious now, but his will bloom from 2028"