2011 Cullen Chardonnay Kevin John
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JH 97
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92

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JH 97
James Halliday - James Halliday, September 2013
Harvested on fruit and flower days; hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed, then wild yeast-fermented in French oak barriques, 32% new; 33% natural mlf during 7 months' maturation. An intense but supremely elegant wine... Harvested on fruit and flower days; hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed, then wild yeast-fermented in French oak barriques, 32% new; 33% natural mlf during 7 months' maturation. An intense but supremely elegant wine; grapefruit and white peach has absorbed the oak without a tremor, the finish and aftertaste exceptionally long.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Aged seven months in French oak of which 33% is new oak, and 33% of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation, the 2011 Kevin John Chardonnay gives pronounced citrus, lemon and grapefruit notes with hints of crushed... Aged seven months in French oak of which 33% is new oak, and 33% of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation, the 2011 Kevin John Chardonnay gives pronounced citrus, lemon and grapefruit notes with hints of crushed stones, ginger and almonds. Very youthful, crisp and tightly-knit on the medium-bodied palate it has a silken texture and very long, mineral-laced finish. It should drink best 2015 to 2022+. 95+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Pale gold. Fresh pear and melon on the nose, with ginger, honeysuckle and mineral notes adding lift. Juicy, penetrating and focused, offering zesty orchard and citrus fruit flavors and suggestions of sea salt and bitter... Pale gold. Fresh pear and melon on the nose, with ginger, honeysuckle and mineral notes adding lift. Juicy, penetrating and focused, offering zesty orchard and citrus fruit flavors and suggestions of sea salt and bitter quinine. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and vivacity and finishes with outstanding clarity and length. This wine improved a lot with aeration, which bodes well for its cellaring potential.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Fresh and lively, with juicy flavors of pear, peach and cream, mingling easily through the polished finish. Sneaks up on you, revealing surprising depth after starting off so pretty. Drink now through 2017. – HS
JJB 95
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, February 2014
An immediate statement is made with this wine as forward, complex aromas of classic Margaret River fruit intertwine with moderately intense notes derived from the 33% new oak used for aging. Hazelnuts combine with... An immediate statement is made with this wine as forward, complex aromas of classic Margaret River fruit intertwine with moderately intense notes derived from the 33% new oak used for aging. Hazelnuts combine with tropical fruits in an openly shaped bouquet. The rich textures on the attack make this a deceptive candidate for early drinking but the palate slowly takes on a more refined shape as it tails off to a finish full of minerals and citrus flavors. This is not a taut wine. Rather there is a sense this release is holding back some powerful flavors that will be revealed over the next 2-4 years. Not overly wooded by any means, this is a more open expression of Cullen chardonnay than seen in the past few years and is better off for being so.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-region Margaret River
Vintage 2011