Tattersalls’ Limited Cellar Release not only shows off the merlot & cabernet sauvignon grapes but also expresses the juxtaposition of old and new plantings unlike any other.
Merlot is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in France. It’s popularity goes way back to 1784 when merlot from the right bank of Bordeaux started earning a reputation for its growing quality and for its great ability to blend with cabernet sauvignon grapes to make incredible wine.
Cabernet sauvignon, however, was a grape particular suited to the climate in one of the world’s youngest wine regions, Margaret River in WA. The plantings in the 1960s signalled the beginnings of a wine industry in this region, and Cullen was no exception.
In the soils of Wilyabrup, winemakers planted a trial acre of vines in 1966, which went on to become hugely successful, leading to the birth of Cullen Wines in 1971.
From 1784 in Bordeaux to 1971 with Cullen, these two grape varieties became a household name, with Cullen now enjoying international success for not only blending these two grapes together but also being certified as carbon neutral.
Here at Tattersalls, we have listed the flagship 2020 Cullen Diana Madeline.
This medium-bodied wine has a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and malbec. It’s succulent in the finish, mouth-watering and extremely fresh, a perfect match for this week’s feature dish, the Portoro steak.
Enjoy Cullen Diana Madeline and Portoro steak only in the Members’ Dining Room.
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