2020 Cullen Wines Diana Madeline Margaret River – These old vine Cabernet Sauvignon Houghton clones (8 different clones) were planted in 1971 on their own roots and are destined for the flagship wine Diana Madeline.
The 2020 Diana Madeline vintage was hot and dry. For the old block Cabernet Sauvignon vines these drought like conditions resulted in the vines producing small berries, and hence the vines were low yielding – .i.e. bunch numbers were average but with low berry weight. This produced a wine of elegance, balance and perfume… effortless.
The blend this year is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.
First impressions have juicy berry fruit, mulberry, plum, cherry, This unctuous fruit is framed by fine grained tannins and Wilyabrup earth, ironstone, and dust which expresses the heat of the vintage and compliments the concentration of the fruit.
The wine will age for up to 50 years. However you can enjoy now after a very long decant and try matching with wagu beef or Akardy lamb.
Single Price: $190.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $150.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,800.00