6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $159.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Wilyabrup Valley, Margaret River, Australia
Cabernet Sauvgnon, Merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot
The 2019 Diana Madeline was born of a low yielding (cabernet sauvignon 4.75 tonnes per hectare, merlot 2.13 tonnes per hectare, cabernet franc 4.01 tonnes per hectare, Malbec 3.43 tonnes per hectare) warm vintage.
The vines were planted in 1971 on ancient gravelly granite soils, producing a wine of great quality, elegance, perfume and balance. Predominately Fruit days with one harvest occurring on a Full Moon perigee with a supporting fruit trine. Skin contact time ranged from 10-29 days before being gently basket pressed to barrel. It has spent an average of 15 months in oak, with 45% new oak, in a mixture of biodynamic barriques and puncheons. The varietal blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine will age for up to 50 years.
98 Points, Decanter
Vanya Cullen is the tannin whisperer. Here, the finest of fine tannins are saturated deep within the fresh dark berry and currant fruit, conferring a dryness to the palate. This lends gravitas, without detracting from the fruit purity and sheer fluid grace of delivery. Finely honed, the fruit is perfumed with roses, violets, tobacco, bitter chocolate and cedar. A pronounced graphite and gravel undertow persists through the prolonged, elegant finish