Cullen's 2019 Diana Madeline | An icon of Western Australia

We are delighted to bring you an icon of Western Australia, the magnificent flagship Bordeaux blend from Cullen Estate, the 2019 Diana Madeline at £385.00 per 6 bottles IB.  

 

Jancis Robinson describes Cullen Estate as “one of Australia’s best producers… producing elegant, biodynamic wines with a distinct personality”. Winemaker and Managing Director Vanya Cullen represents the pinnacle of Australian winemaking. Her impeccable cool climate wines come the from ancient soils of Wilyabrup, a region nicknamed ‘the Pauillac of Margaret River’, and the Diana Madeline Bordeaux blend is one of the top examples of the region.

 

Matthew Jukes gives the "utterly spectacular" 2019 a perfect score of 20 points. It is, he says, "a tour de force and one of the finest DM I have ever tasted... The balance, the blend, the finesse and the poise here is sensational. Such class and control and a multitude of flavour facets, none of which are hurried, cramped or in a rush to impress"

 

Decanter awards it 98 points and calls Vanya Cullenthe tannin whisperer. Here, the finest of fine tannins are saturated deep within the fresh dark berry and currant fruit... This lends gravitas, without detracting from the fruit purity and sheer fluid grace of delivery. A pronounced graphite and gravel undertow persists through the prolonged, elegant finish." 

 

Jancis Robinson is equally impressed, handing the 2019 18.5 points and calling it “the ultimate in refinement”.  

 

 Diana Madeline is Vanya's "toast to mum", named in honour of Diana Cullen who founded the estate with her husband Kevin in 1971. This 2019 is an exceptional rendition of one of Australia's finest wines and a must have for your cellar. 

2019 - Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Colour
Red
Producer
Cullen Wines
Region
Margaret River, Australia
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2022 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
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2019 CULLEN DIANA MADELINE CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Cullen Wines
Region
Margaret River
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2022 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £478.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • DC

    Decanter, July 21,
    Score: 98

    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. Drink 2021-2035.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, July 21,
    Score: 20

    Utterly spectacular. The balance, the blend, the finesse and the poise here is sensational. Such class and control and a multitude of flavour facets, none of which are hurried, cramped or in a rush to impress, The flavours are orderly, charming, polite and all-pervasive. This is a tour de force and one of the finest DM I have ever tasted.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, July 21,
    Score: 18.5

    Deep dark red. Elegant aroma which is marked by cassis and a light leafiness and a suggestion of Cabernet Franc's characteristic blackcurrant-leaf quality. Dry, refined tannins giving a dry mineral character. Plush and full in the mouth, the mineral character as much in the tannins as in flavour. ‘Toast to mum’, says Vanya Cullen. Smoky but not reductive. Layers of paper-fine tannins. Elegant. Opens up to a slight note of curry leaf. Or is it tobacco, or both? Very, very dry without being drying. Ultimate in refinement. Drink 2022-2033.

  • HH

    Huon Hooke, July 21,
    Score: 98

    Deep red-purple colour leads into a bouquet that`s already very complex, with violet, blueberry, raspberry, cherry and many other fruit aromas. The oak is beautifully handled, the tannins formidable but balanced. 98 points.

  • JHALL

    James Halliday, July 21

    Deep purple hues with aromas of violets, wild rose, mulberry, satsuma plum and cigar box. A light and intense palate with balanced but opulent fruit-density, fine tannins and flavours of rose, chocolate, ironstone, cigar box and plum. Cellar up to 50 years.

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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.