2009 Cullen "Mangan" Bordeaux Blend Margaret River

SKU #1109546 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (made from 63% malbec, 27% petit verdot and 10% merlot): Bright ruby. Ripe, primary aromas of red berry preserves and rose. Sweet and silky in texture, with a tangy mineral bite and attractive sweetness to its flavors of raspberry, cherry and spicecake. Finishes long, with silky tannins and an echo of sweet red fruit.  (7/2011)

91 points Wine Spectator

 This stone-accented, open-textured mouthful is filled with red fruits, riding on a bracing structure that invites sip after sip. Offers depth and a distinctive profile. Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2015.  (12/2011)

K&L Notes

Biodynamically produced. From Jancis Robinson: "Bright crimson, very lively and peppery on the nose. Wags its tail! Lively and only very lightly like a peppermint toffee, but overall very bright with a dry, slightly crisp finish." 10/2011

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Margaret River