2010 Cullen Diana Madeline

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JH 96
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2010 Cullen Diana Madeline

JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2012
Confident with the quality of her biodynamically grown estate grapes, Vanya Cullen is taking a gently gently approach with all aspects of the wine. Thus it is medium-bodied at best, but is perfectly balanced and its array... Confident with the quality of her biodynamically grown estate grapes, Vanya Cullen is taking a gently gently approach with all aspects of the wine. Thus it is medium-bodied at best, but is perfectly balanced and its array of blackcurrant, redcurrant, earth and spice fruit flavours are clearly varietal. Above all else, it is certain the wine will develop beautifully over the next 20-30 years. Since first tasted in Feb '12, its effortless elegance has come to the fore, its medium-bodied elegance setting it in a league of its own.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
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... 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+. - LPB
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
Firm in texture, boasting chewy tannins that clamp onto a gorgeous thread of currant, boysenberry, tobacco and black pepper flavors, which manage to float free on the long, expressive finish. Needs cellaring. Cabernet... Firm in texture, boasting chewy tannins that clamp onto a gorgeous thread of currant, boysenberry, tobacco and black pepper flavors, which manage to float free on the long, expressive finish. Needs cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2025. 100 cases imported. –HS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(77% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 6% petit verdot4% malbec and 3% cabernet franc; 13% alcohol): Dark ruby. Redcurrant, cherry and pipe tobacco on the highly perfumed nose, with a touch of allspice. Aeration brings up... (77% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot, 6% petit verdot4% malbec and 3% cabernet franc; 13% alcohol): Dark ruby. Redcurrant, cherry and pipe tobacco on the highly perfumed nose, with a touch of allspice. Aeration brings up darker fruits and a hint of candied violet. Shows very good concentration and focus, with no excess fat and excellent finishing clarity. - Josh Raynolds