Another great example of this unique blend of Bordeaux grape varieties and a reflection of the superb vintage conditions in 2011 for red wines at Cullen Wines.
This wine is made on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. The fruit was grown on the Mangan vineyard following the Biodynamic practices of Dr. Rudolph Steiner. It was hand picked and sorted to ensure optimum selection in an excellent season.
The 2011 Mangan is a blend of 66% Malbec, 18% Petit Verdot and 16% Merlot. It was naturally fermented, basket pressed and then aged 7 months in French oak. 30% of the barrels were new.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
A 66/18/16% blend, the most distinguished malbec-dominant blend in Australia; a vivid purple-crimson colour, the wine not long into bottle after seven months in French oak. It is quite savoury, and I would like to see the tannins soften a little, reassured by Vanya Cullen's drinking span of now-15 years.
Rating 92 - Drink by 2012 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep rich red, with strong crimson meniscus.
A rick, complex array of black cherries, dark plums and spices.
Enticing spice and a trace of mulberry with attractive background oak.
Enjoy now or for up to 15 years
Mild beef dishes, lamb and strongly flavoured chicken dishes.