2004 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Blend

1 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $145.00 $145.00 | Cracka Rating: 5/58


Producer: Cullen Wines Type: Red Varietal: Cabernet Blend Region: Margaret River, WA


RRP: $130.00
Our Price: $114.99 /Bottle
Sold in 6-Packs (750 ml)
Case Price: $689.94
2004 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Blend CrackaWines Jeremy Oliver 97
  • Wow wow wow – a brilliant vintage of DM from Vanya Cullen in its usually beautiful subtle style. Some blackcurrant, cassis and cedar all there backed by super classy oak. Drink it now or over the next 5 to 10 years.
    Cracka Wine Rating100
  • Appearance: Very deep red with crimson meniscus.

    Nose: Complex amalgam of blackcurrant, raspberry, cherry and violet aromas, backed by subtle vanillin oak.

    Palate: Wonderfully fresh and rich black cherry and cassis fruit flavours are perfectly complimented by the velvety tannins and good background oak. Elegant, refined and of great length.

    Cellaring: Drink now to 20 years.

    Food: Lamb, venison and beef.


    Cullen Wine Reviews and Accolades

    "The Late Di Cullen was an outstanding pioneer of the Margaret River Wine region. In tribute, her daughter Vanya has fashioned this extraordinary cabernet-merlot. It's gorgeously intense and complex with floral notes, Exotic spice, earthy touches, cedar, dark chocolate and black fruit character that's fresh, alive and impeccably balanced." - "Great" from Ralph Kyte-Powell for Epicure Magazine



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  • Jeremy Oliver says:

    An extremely elegant but powerfully constructed cabernet blend whose alluring fragrance reveals layer after layer of dark berries, black cherries, cranberries, plums and dark chocolate/vanilla oak. Its profoundly intense expression of bright cherry/berry fruit reveals classical notes of dried herbs and superlative oak, all framed by chalky, drying and faintly bony tannins. First-rate length and structure, with a persistent core of pristine flavour.

    Best Drinking: 2024-2034
    97

    James Halliday says:

    Excellent hue and depth; a complex, medium- to full-bodied web of texture and flavour; perfectly balanced oak and tannins supporting blackcurrant fruit; long finish.

    Best Drinking: 2019
    95

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    Rather than upfront fruit, a more subtle old-world texture with very fine tannins contributing to the potential and the finish across this very consistent style.

    Best Drinking: 2030
    93

    Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh says:

    Focused, violety, tight

    Best Drinking: 2013-2024
    The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10
    93

    Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh says:

    Focused, violety, tight.

    Best Drinking: 2013-2024
    The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11
    93

    Ken Gargett says:

    Vanya Cullen, one of our superstar makers, renamed her top red a few years ago to commemorate her mother, Di Cullen, one of the great ladies of Aussie wine. And this ultraclassy wine conrinues to live up to the honour. If you think that this is a bit on the lavish side price-wise, consider how much you might pay if this was a French chateau. And I'll bet this wipes the floor with anything twice the price. ##86 - 90

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    Angus Hughson says:

    A truly show-stopping wine, the 2004 vintage ranks among the finest wines yet to come out of Cullen, and the Margaret River in general. Full of refined cassis aromas and flavours, and backed by wonderfully supple fruit and structure it promises to drink beautifully for twenty years or more. Not surprisingly, it was the top ranked wine by our Cellar Club members and has already received strong reviews from Jeremy Oliver (97 Points) and James Halliday (95 Points)

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