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Cullen Wines, Diana Madeline 2014

£74.99

We currently have 3 in stock.

A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (89%), Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc from Western Australia, this is a wine to truly rival the great growths of Bordeaux.

Cullen was founded in 1971 and the Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted that year, with the Merlot following several years later. Vanya, the daughter of the original founders, has converted the estate so that it is now fully biodynamic. 

The wine has a wonderful core of cassis and chocolate with a refreshing leafy note that is typical of the region. Wilyabrup, which is just north of Margaret River itself, has a moderate warm Mediterranean climate with no extremes of temperature. This lends itself wonderfully to producing ripe but not bloated expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Jancis Robinson gives this 18/20:

"89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec. Deep crimson. There's a very light leafy note that reminds you you are in Margaret River but the overriding impression is cassis purity - fruit and leaf. Succulent and dry in texture at the same time. Refined and elegant. The tannins are felt on the finish at this stage but no heat or aggression. Great harmony."

Vinous gives this 94/100:

"(69 percent new French oak) Youthful violet. A highly perfumed, complex bouquet displays smoke-accented cherry liqueur, cassis, vanilla, pipe tobacco and incense aromas and a sexy Moroccan spice overtone. Sweet and lively on the palate, offering concentrated dark fruit, floral pastille, chewing tobacco and mint flavors that deepen and pick up a hint of cola with aeration. Seamless, focused and lithe for its depth, finishing very long and spicy, with building florality and fine-grained tannins lending gentle grip."

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Delivery Charges

Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.

Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!

How We Deliver

We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.

Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.

Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.

If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.

If you want us to leave your wine somewhere safe please leave a note in the shipping instructions section of your order.

Where We Deliver To

We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.

We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.

We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at hookandford@gmail.com to find out more.

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