Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River 2013 $115
A beautiful wine, which responds well to aeration. Vanilla, floral, violet and blueberry aromas grow in the glass, and the elegant palate fills out with fruit sweetness building to match the firm tannin structure. Very graceful, and shows enormous cellaring potential. It includes 20% merlot and 7% cabernet franc. (13 per cent alcohol; screw cap) Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com Value Good
Ageing? Best from 2018 to 2040.
Food idea: Pink roast lamb with mint sauce.
Stockists: Five Way Cellars (NSW); Prince Wine Store (Vic.)
Ranked #2 of 37 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia