Cullen Mangan Margaret River 2009

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Cullen’s 28 hectares of vineyards are located in the Margaret River, an area renowned for producing wines of character and depth. The grapes for this wine come from the subregion of Wilyabrup. Cullen Wines became the first carbon neutral winery and vineyard in Australia. The estate vineyard was certified Organic ‘A’ grade in 2003 and Biodynamic ‘A’ grade in 2004 by the Biological Farmers Association of Australia. The soils at Cullen are old, granite and gravely sandy loam, overlaying lateric subsoils. Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot are three varieties that are particularly well suited to growing in this area. In the Mangan wine, the Malbec provides the fruit power and colour, the Petit Verdot the length and texture and the Merlot the structure. Deep blackish red in colour with crimson tints. On the nose this wine is rich, complex and enticing, combining black cherry and clove with plum and a hint of rose petal. On the palate it is ripe with complex cherry and plum fruit flavours backed by firm but unobtrusive tannins.

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In the early 1960's detailed climatic studies of various regions in Southwestern Australia revealed that during the winegrowing season, Margaret River's climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, particularly Pomerol. The conclusion that Margaret River was ideal for viticulture was first tested in Wilyabrup in 1966, when Diana and Kevin Cullen planted a trial acre of vines. The encouraging result... Read more
In the early 1960's detailed climatic studies of various regions in Southwestern Australia revealed that during the winegrowing season, Margaret River's climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, particularly Pomerol. The conclusion that Margaret River was ideal for viticulture was first tested in Wilyabrup in 1966, when Diana and Kevin Cullen planted a trial acre of vines. The encouraging results led to the couple planting 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971. Cullen Wines while remaining family owned has since evolved making quality wine from biodynamically grown grapes sourced exclusively from The Cullen Estate Vineyard and Mangan Vineyard. Read less
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External Reviews for Cullen Mangan Margaret River

External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/01/2008

The wine is intense deep red in colour, with an opulent perfume of blackberries, nutmeg, aniseed and violets. On the palate, the wine is both rich and fresh, with mulberry and blackberry flavours balanced by the soft, ripe tannins.



Cullen’s 28 hectares of vineyards are located in the Margaret River, an area renowned for producing wines of character and depth. The grapes for this wine come from the subregion of Wilyabrup. Cullen Wines became the first carbon neutral winery and vineyard in Australia. The estate vineyard was certified Organic ‘A’ grade in 2003 and Biodynamic ‘A’ grade in 2004 by the Biological Farmers Association of Australia. The soils at Cullen are old, granite and gravely sandy loam, overlaying lateric subsoils. Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot are three varieties that are particularly well suited to growing in this area. In the Mangan wine, the Malbec provides the fruit power and colour, the Petit Verdot the length and texture and the Merlot the structure. Deep blackish red in colour with crimson tints. On the nose this wine is rich, complex and enticing, combining black cherry and clove with plum and a hint of rose petal. On the palate it is ripe with complex cherry and plum fruit flavours backed by firm but unobtrusive tannins.

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