Cullen `Mangan East Block` 2012 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

The Petit Verdot and Malbec vines on the Mangan vineyard are now fully mature and thus producing fruit of exceptional quality. The Cullens have thus decided to elevate the blend that they produce from these two grape varieties to flagship status. The 2012 vintage of this unique wine style has benefitted from the use of careful basket pressing.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A 54/46% blend of Petit Verdot and Malbec wild-fermented and basket-pressed then matured in French oak, re-doubling the unique make-up of this wine. It is an essentially juicy, fruit-driven style, the rich plummy fruit of the malbec filling the mid-palate of the more structured petit verdot. and also softening the tannin impact of the Petit Verdot. Give it five years, and it may be something special. 95 Points - Cellaring until 2027, James Halliday, Wine Companion (JAN/2014)

A 54/46% blend of petit verdot and malbec wild-fermented and basket-pressed, then matured for 5 months in 3-year-old French oak before a final month in new French oak, redoubling the unique make-up of this wine. It is an essentially juicy, fruit-driven style, the rich plummy fruit of the malbec filling the mid-palate of the more structured petit verdot, and also softening the tannin impact of the petit verdot. Give it 5 years, and it may be something special. Screwcap. 12.5% alc. Rating: 94 points. Drink to: 2027 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

54% Petit Verdot and 46% Malbec. 100% Mangan Vineyard.

Colour

Deep red with a strong purple/crimson meniscus

Aroma

Powerful combination of mulberry, violets and roses.

Palate

Rich and intense Satsuma plum flavours are complimented by the perfect fine grain tannins. Integrated long and flavoursome.

Cellaring

Wonderful drinking already, but has all the characteristics to ensure a long life and the development of even greater complexity.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Winemaking began on the Cullen property in Margaret River less than 40 years ago. Studies in South Western Australia conducted in the early 1960Â?s showed that Margaret River had some special qualities. The climate was particularly suited to growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the advice of eminent agronomist Dr John Gladstones, Kevin and Diana Cullen planted a trial acre of vines at Willyabrup in 1966. The encouraging results of this led to the planting of 18acres of vines on the sheep and cattle farm in 1971, including their first Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were planted between 1976 and 1978. Cullen Wines has since evolved into an estate specialising in single vineyard, premium quality wines focussed on wine integrity, rather than rapid expansion.

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