Cullen
Cullen


"Winegrowing began on the Cullen property in Margaret River over 40 years ago. Studies in the early 1960’s showed that Margaret River had some very special qualities. The climate was particularly suited to growing Bordelais varieties and in particular Cabernet Sauvignon. On the advice of eminent agronomist Dr John Gladstones, Dr Kevin and Diana Cullen were involved in the first planting of a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup in 1966. The encouraging results of this led to the planting of 18 acres of vines on their 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.

While Kevin Cullen worked as a doctor to support the business, Diana Cullen supervised and managed the winery and become Chief Winemaker in 1981. Di made history in 1982 being the first woman to win a trophy in the Perth Royal Show. In 1983 she was joined by daughter Vanya, who was later appointed as Chief Winemaker in 1989 and Managing Director from 1999.

Sadly, Kevin passed away in 1994 and Diana in 2003, and our flagship wines are now named in their honour, being the Kevin John Chardonnay and Diana Madeline (Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot). Both Kevin and Diana have been awarded life membership with the Margaret River Wine Industry Association, and in 2003 the WA Wine Industry Association introduced the annual Diana Madeline Cullen Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the WA Wine Industry in her honour.

In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was elevated to the top Langton’s classification category of ‘Exceptional’ – reserved for just 11 Australian wines, and the Kevin John Chardonnay 2007 was awarded the World’s Best Chardonnay at the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards.

In 2011, the Diana Madeline 2009 received awards for Jeremy Oliver’s Wine of the Year, Nick Stock’s Best Cabernet Merlot blend and Ray Jordan’s Best Cabernet Merlot.

In 2014, The Diana Madeline 2012 received James Halliday’s award for Best Cabernet Blend, James Halliday Wine Companion 2015

Committed to biodynamic viticulture, Cullen Wines has evolved into an iconic winery focused on quality, integrity and sustainability at all levels of the business."

Quelle: http://www.cullenwines.com.au

 

Cullen Diana Madeline 2010 Margaret River
94
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94 Parker Punkte - Best Ever
Lisa Perrotti Brown / Aug. 2012:
Cullen Diana Madeline 2010

Composed of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2010 Diana Madeline was aged for an average of 19 months in French barriques, 51% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers an intense perfume of crushed black currants, blackberry preserves and mulberries with underlying clove, cedar, yeast extract, black olive and damp loam hints. The modest light to medium-bodied palate really packs the flavor into an elegant package with layer upon layer of youthful blackberry and spice flavors supported by a firm level of finely grained tannins and crisp acidity, finishing long. It should drink best 2015 to 2028+.
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Cullen Wilyabrup Amber 2017
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Der Cullen Wilyabrup Amber 2017 ist ein sortenreiner Sauvignon Blanc, produziert im Stile eines Orange- oder Naturalwines. Die biodynamisch bewirtschafteten Weingärten legen ein solches Projekt nahe, und wie fantastisch Cullen dies umsetzt, lässt sich hier schon bei den ersten Aromen erkennen. Nach der Lese werden die ganzen Trauben erstmal angegoren, und zwar bevor sie gepresst werden. Diese Methode, ähnlich der Kaltmazeration bei Rotweinen, sorgt für hohe Konzentration und feine, aber spürbare Tanninstruktur. Fermentiert wird nach der Pressung sieben bis 18 Tage bei Schalenkontakt. Der Ausbau erfolgt in unterschiedlichen Gefässen: zum Teil im Stahltank, sowohl offen als geschlossen, und in Amphoren. So entsteht ein vielschichtiger, komplexer Wein, der alle Faccetten der Weinbaukunst und viel Kreativität im Keller widerspiegelt, ein Muss für Fans der Biodynamie!


 
23,88 EUR
31,84 EUR pro Liter
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret River
NEU
94
97
92
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Der Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret River wurde von den Pionieren des australischen Weinbaus in Sachen Biodynamie erzeugt: Cullen Wines! Einmal mehr ein echter Top-Chardonnay am Margaret River. Konstant hohe Bewertungen der internationalen Fachpresse sind ein beredtes Zeugnis für dieses Ausnahme-Gewächs. 

Schon im Glas offenbart er mit seinem brillant hellstrahlenden Goldton den enormen Gehalt an genussvollen Extraktstoffen. In der Nase erkennt man kraftvolle Aromen von Birnen, weißen Blüten und Zitrustönen. Die passend bemessene Reifezeit im Fass bereichert diese Noten am Gaumen mit großer Saft- und Kraftfüle. Bereits in seiner Jugend kann er daher eine enorme Komplexität zur Schau stellen - edle Anjou-Birne, weiße Nektarinen und im Nachhall zusätzlich feine Mandelnoten erwarten den Kenner hier. Dank der klaren, natürlichen Säurestruktur werden diese Eindrücke ideal positioniert und halten noch lange an.
 


 

97 Punkte bei James Suckling für den Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret RiverJames Suckling beschreibt den Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret River wie folgt:

This has a lemon-cream edge to the nose with white peaches and a gentle edge of grilled hazelnuts, pie crust and pastry. The palate is super fresh, lithe and juicy with a tangy core of white-peach and lemon and lime-sorbet flavor that holds the finish. So elegant yet concentrated and long. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

 

94 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret RiverLuis Gutierrez beschreibt den Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret River wie folgt:

The 2017 Kevin John Chardonnay features gentle notes of toast and honey overlaid on a core of fig, citrus fruit and white peaches. Medium-bodied, it's creamy in texture yet taut and crisp, with a long finish that ends on a dusty, phenolic note. It should drink well for a decade or so.
 

92 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für den Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret RiverThomas Mathews beschreibt den Cullen Chardonnay 2017 Kevin John Margaret River wie folgt:

Precise and focused, with terrific purity and juiciness to the pear, Meyer lemon and dried pineapple flavors. Hints of butterscotch, spice and dried flowers linger on the finish. Drink now. 50 cases imported. — MW



96 Punkte Huon Hooke - The Real Review !
“Light, bright yellow hue, with a fresh and yet complex bouquet which is driven by refined fruit aromas, the oak and artifact is very much in the background. The complexities are there but subtle and the wine is still very young and unevolved. Bright acidity is in perfect harmony with the wine; the palate is refined and taut, long and beautifully modulated. Great line and length. A superb chardonnay, which is likely to offer even more if cellared a year or two.”

96 Punkte Mike Bennie - Wine Front !
“I was lucky enough to get a few hours with Vanya Cullen on her property in mid-October, a fascinating exploration of culture, history, agriculture, spirituality and art, as always. I got a preview of this wine and ran a rule over some of the 2018 barrels alongside. I got to see the two new Vanya cabernet wines too. So many outstanding wines to emerge. The shift to alternative vessels is giving the wines further levity and freshness, it feels. This wine sees about 30% new oak which is joined by both ceramic and amphora-matured chardonnay. The wine is a result of vineyard selection, with fruit sourced from four blocks of chardonnay. Vanya explained that there is no recipe for this wine, however, that it is always done on fruit selection from vine.

Finely wrought wine, lacy and pure, shows incredible acid line and a web of mineral, fruit and light savouriness surrounding. Drives with authority and precision across the palate, feels very pure, energetic and refreshing. An exceptional wine here, you get that from texture alone. Stellar release.”


 

68,19 EUR
90,92 EUR pro Liter
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Cullen Chardonnay 2018 Kevin John Margaret River
NEU
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Der Chardonnay 2018 Kevin John Margaret River wurde von den Pionieren des australischen Weinbaus in Sachen Biodynamie erzeugt: Cullen Wines! Auch in 2018 ein echter Top-Chardonnay am Margaret River. Konstant hohe Bewertungen der internationalen Fachpresse sind ein beredtes Zeugnis für dieses Ausnahme-Gewächs.

Im Glas leuchtet er mit einem hellgoldenen Strohgelb und grünen Reflexen. In der Nase bietet er einen ganzen Strauß an Aromeneindrücken: Weiße Blüten  und feine Honigtöne treffen hier auf Orangenblüten, Feigen, und getrocknete Birnen. Am Gaumen bewahrt er bei aller Kraft eine ausgewogene Balance zwischen mineralisch frischer Säure und den markanten Aromen des Chardonnays wie auch des Barrique-Ausbaus. Man erkennt dabei Eindrücke von Limette, Feige, ebenfalls wieder getrocknete Birne und mehr. Definitiv auch in 2018 ein großartiger Genusswert, der noch lange reifen kann!
 


 

96 Punkte Gary Walsh - Wine Front !
"Quite often, when I sit down to taste and write about wine, I think to myself what an odd profession this is, that I’ve somehow got myself into. But some days are better than others, that’s for sure.
The two things here that lift this wine above the pack are texture and length, and both are unquestionably impressive. There’s zing and chalk, intensity, and a lingering aftertaste. In among all that there’s ripe lime, spicy oak, mint nougat, dried pear and cashew. Power delivered on rails of zesty acidity, a saline character, oak certainly present, but not overdone. It’s the very model of a modern Chardonnay. It’s a beauty."


 

68,19 EUR
90,92 EUR pro Liter
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
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