Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot 2016
750mL | 13.0% ABV | Stelvin
Margaret RIver, WA
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Offering the fifth release of this new wine. Cullen Wines have been very successful in meeting their aim of producing a wine which, while fruit driven, is of such high quality that it will develop for several years under good cellaring conditions. This wine was made from a carefully selected blend of Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot grown on the Mangan Vineyard, which has been shown to be ideally suited to nurturing these grape varieties.
These grape varieties all performed very well in this vintage and thus facilitated the production of this particularly flavoursome and complex wine. Another very good growing season with no rain during harvest period.
Colour: Medium red with purple tinges.
Bouquet: Ripe red fruits, rose and violet aromas are lifted by a touch of spiciness.
Palate: Very attractive blend of raspberry, cherry and plum flavours. Already balanced wine that is backed by fine grained tannins. A juicy and pure fruit – driven wine.
Cellar: At least 10 years.
Vineyard: 100% Mangan Vineyard.
Varieties: 78% Merlot, 15% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot.
Harvest Dates: 18th February to 12th March 2016.
Oak: 7 months in French oak with 34% of the barrels being new.