The team at Cullen Wines were delighted to find two of their wines featured in esteemed wine writer and reviewer Tyson Stelzer’s ‘Australian and New Zealand’s Wines of the Year 2017’.
The 2015 Kevin John was named as ‘Chardonnay of the Year’, and the 2014 Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon was named the ‘Sauvignon Blanc of the Year’.
Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2015
$105 | Margaret River | Screw Cap | 13% alcohol | Drink 2017-2025 | 98 points To capture such character and presence and frame it breathtaking acid line, pure drive and persistence is nothing short of astonishing. Vanya Cullen credits the vineyard, the fruit and the low-yielding vintage. It seems her stringent biodynamic regime has also contributed to building the minerality in her wines. From a hue of bright straw green, this wine projects glorious white peach purity and hints of anise. Five months in 73% new French oak puncheons and barriques has contributed impeccably and surprisingly subtle and perfectly integrated nuances of vanilla. Wisps of flintiness define a finish of outstanding drive, finesse and undeviating persistence. A think of sheer beauty, it left me completely transfixed.
Cullen Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014
$35 | Margaret River | Screw Cap | 13.5% | Drink 2019-2029 | 96 points In the lineage of the great and long-enduring dry white wines of Bordeaux, this blend of 64% sauvignon blanc and 36% semillon captures an energy, tightly-coiled structure and intricately integrated fruit intensity that promises to outlive all other Australian takes on this blend. The sauvignon component spent six months in French oak (70% new) yet possesses the presence and confidence to effortlessly swallow its oak influence. A blend of fine texture, driving persistence, epic line and captivating appeal.
* Please note – 2014 Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon now on sale for $31.50 online! Visit here to purchase.