The 2018 Halliday Wine Companion has just been released and we are delighted to announce that the 2015 Cullen Diana Madeline has received 98 points, and the 2015 Kevin John 97 points.
2015 Diana Madeline 98 points
‘87% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot, 1% each of malbec and cabernet franc, from the Cullen Vineyard; matured for 17 months in French barriques (66% new). It is inappropriate to use the word ‘elegant’ in describing the wine, simply because it is on another, higher level, making the word hackneyed in this instance. The fragrant bouquet, the silky palate and perfectly shaped tannins of the finish are unique to this wine. Screwcap. 13% alc. Rating 98 To 2040 $125′
2015 Kevin John 97 points
‘Picked on fruit and flower days, wild-yeast fermented in French barriques for 5 months (75% new) and allowed to go through mlf. Asserts its blue blood ancestry with vital freshness and citrussy acidity retained despite the mlf. The layers of white flowers, white flesh stone fruit and grapefruit will become progressively richer and more complex, but its so well balanced and full of life there is every reason to enjoy this chardonnay young. Screwcap. 13% alc. Rating 97 To 2025 $115’