2017 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay Wilyabrup Western Australia - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Cullen Wines
  • Region Margaret River
  • Grape Cabernet Franc / Merlot
  • Drinking 2020 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2017 - Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay Wilyabrup Western Australia - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Cullen Wines
  • Region Margaret River
  • Grape Cabernet Franc / Merlot
  • Drinking 2020 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £439.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £73.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £350.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, January 2020, Score: 94

    The 2017 Kevin John Chardonnay features gentle notes of toast and honey overlaid on a core of fig, citrus fruit and white peaches. Medium-bodied, it's creamy in texture yet taut and crisp, with a long finish that ends on a dusty, phenolic note. It should drink well for a decade or so. Drink Date 2019 – 2030.

  • James Suckling, May 2019, Score: 97

    This has a lemon-cream edge to the nose with white peaches and a gentle edge of grilled hazelnuts, pie crust and pastry. The palate is super fresh, lithe and juicy with a tangy core of white-peach and lemon and lime-sorbet flavor that holds the finish. So elegant yet concentrated and long. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

  • Decanter, November 2018, Score: 95

    With cooler than average spring and summer temperatures, the harvest took place between 8 February and 6 March. This wine was naturally fermented (including malol) in a combination of barriques, amphorae and ceramic eggs, then aged for five months in French oak, 30% new. Notes of bay leaf, nutty kernel and floral riffs nuance the athletic white peach and pear fruit. Lively lemony acidity brings levity and line to the palate, although this is still limbering up and could score higher in time. Drinking 2019 – 2030.

  • Matthew Jukes, October 2020

    2017 Kevin John Wilyabrup is another remarkably controlled and deeply flavoured wine with lovely lines and a softly spoken approach. The intensity builds on the palate and it never lets itself get too excited nor too fast-moving as it stretches out its long, lithe figure and grows gradually like an awakening nymph. The oak is nutty and not too powerful so the fruit can show its fragility and detail.

Producer

Cullen Wines

This legendary biodynamic winery in the Margaret River is now over 50 years old and is run by Vanya Cullen, who represents the very pinnacle of Australian winemaking prowess. Generations of knowledge ensure the family's philosophy of ‘quality, integrity and sustainability’ is always retained, and this is evident in the outstanding results Vanya is producing. Treating the vineyard as a living system, Vanya uses minimal chemi...Read more

This legendary biodynamic winery in the Margaret River is now over 50 years old and is run by Vanya Cullen, who represents the very pinnacle of Australian winemaking prowess. Generations of knowledge ensure the family's philosophy of ‘quality, integrity and sustainability’ is always retained, and this is evident in the outstanding results Vanya is producing. Treating the vineyard as a living system, Vanya uses minimal chemical intervention with the aim of healing the soil and protecting the environment. The grapes are harvested on favourable planetary aspects and pressed in the winery without any additions, reaffirming the idea that nature is perfect as it is. Indeed, leading wine critic Jancis Robinson describes Cullen Estate as “one of Australia’s best producers… producing elegant, biodynamic wines with a distinct personality”. Wilyabrup, a region nicknamed ‘the Pauillac of Margaret River’, is home to impeccable cool climate wines and Vanya Cullen’s Diana Madeline Bordeaux blend is one of the top examples of the region.Read less

Region

Margaret River

Certainly the best wine area in Western Australia, if not the whole country. The idyllic scenery of Margaret River (surf-lapped rocky coast, towering karri forest, abundant wildlife) has only been home to wine production since the 1970s. Hard to believe given the quality of the Chardonnays and Cabernets produced by the likes of Leeuwin, Cullen, Moss Wood and Vasse Felix. Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon all also thrive here. The climate is mild, tempered by the Indian Ocean and the drying wind known as the Freemantle Doctor, and infertile red loam soils are the most sought after for viticulture.