Style: MIXED RED
(81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec.)
Region: Margaret River, WA (Australia)
Description: Bright deep purple in colour with a bouquet of fantastic complexity and vibrancy with layers of dark fruits complimented by some herbal notes. Elegant and poised on the palate: silky palate delivering blueberry, currant notes and some cacao bitterness. Another fantastic vintage for our flagship and to be enjoyed over the next few decades.
The length of the 2017 vintage gave the grapes time to develop aromatics and flavours not found in the shorter, warmer seasons.
Diana Madeline Cullen always liked the cooler seasons for Cabernet Sauvignon, especially the 1982. The cooler vintages make wines of great elegance and longevity.
The 1982 Cabernet Merlot (as it was known then) last day of harvest was the 22nd of April, versus the 12th of April for the 2017 vintage.
A great tribute to the biodynamic farming, shining even in the unusual vintages.