2021 Cullen Kevin John Wilyabrup Chardonnay - 6x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Cullen Wines
  • Region Margaret River
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2023 - 2032
  • Case size 6x75cl
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2021 - Cullen Kevin John Wilyabrup Chardonnay - 6x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Cullen Wines
  • Region Margaret River
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2023 - 2032
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £607.24 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £101.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £490.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, July 2022, Score: 97

    Fruit for the 2021 Kevin John Chardonnay was picked over six dates (ranging from the 3rd of February to the 18th of February) on a range of flower and fruit days. Each pick was handled differently—a selection of basket pressing with and without whole bunches, into concrete eggs and French oak puncheons. The lower baume picks show startling numbers (acidity in Riesling territory); all of it went through wild fermentation and malolactic fermentation and matured for seven months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. This is excellent, in short. The detail in the winemaking is obvious in the mouth—the acidity has been mitigated by the malolactic fermentation and is the source of the crushed nuts and toast undercurrent of flavor and intensity in the mouth. It billows, but it is also more "on the rails" than some of the previous, warmer vintages. This is very contained, yet true to the fruit power that defines the site. Drink 2022-2032.

  • Vinous, September 2022, Score: 97

    The 2021 Chardonnay Kevin John is exceptional from start to finish. It is a beautifully pure and pristine expression of young Chardonnay that also carries excellent generosity of flavour. Precise grapefruit, pear, ginger and high quality spicy oak aromas provide a strong introduction. Energetic and vivacious, there is a delicious tension between crisp acidity and lively, youthful fruits, all beautifully balanced, before a long, chalky, zesty finish with extreme length. A benchmark Margaret River Chardonnay. Drink 2024-2035.

  • Huon Hooke, June 2022, Score: 97

    Light straw-yellow hue; a complex bouquet of creamy lees-derived and dried fruit aromas plus biscuity oak and a little toastiness. It's bright and intense in the mouth, delicate and piercing, with intensity allied with superb refinement, a precision chardonnay of superior tension and finesse. Great depth of lemon/grapefruit flavour. Long, long carry. Beautiful to drink now and surely has a great future.

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.