Origin: Margaret River
Region: Western Australia
Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon + Merlot
Style: Full-bodied red wine aged in new French oak
Deep ruby red in the glass with slight garnet hues. Aromatics are so subtle, yet there is so much depth here – primary notes of black cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry followed by secondary tones of cedar, vanilla, tobacco and just a splash of bottle aging in the form of dried herbs. Powerful structure here, but doesn’t jump out or try to knock you out. No, this is Godfather elegance all the way. Tannins are ripe, but only just. Acidity is creating a perfect backbone for all the concentration to be carried to the long finish line.
Winemaker and environmentalist Vanya Cullen, a strong believer in biodynamic viticulture, has harnessed the rhythms of the cosmos, Earth’s energy and vitality to achieve greater individuality of site through working with nature rather than against it. Her devotion to ‘quality, integrity and sustainability’ in vineyards and winery have resulted in something extraordinary and special. The Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot is all about vineyard character, finesse, flavour and longevity.