Cullen Diana Madeline

Another great year in the legendary lineage of Diana Madeline. This is a release of grand persistence and monumental longevity; classic, elegant, graceful and precise. From the outset, it has a more structural and savoury personality, honed, determined, and defined by impeccable, finely textured tannins. It opens into signature hallmarks of blackcurrant, cassis, cedar and suggestions of violets, then into impeccable red cherries and rose buds, coasting long and effortless through the finish. Understated, savoury allure is supported by evenly balanced, vibrant acidity and an excellent undercurrent of classy, high cocoa dark chocolate French oak. For the record, 76% cabernet sauvignon, 17% merlot and 7% cabernet franc, matured for 19 months in 38% new French oak barriques. July 2014 release.