Missing bae today, she’s in Chicago. Work travel is back I guess. Reading a little Calvino, watching a little Westworld and sipping on some Riesling.
Blades of grass, a cool day on a hike, the breeze that passed through a distant waterfall seen from atop the destined viewpoint.
A silk shawl draping the tongue in stone fruit, river water. Peaches and apples and fronds of supple leaves.
A bit of effervescence, a bit of acidity, a bit of petrol. Leads to a balance straddling dry and sweet at once.
Don’t really understand the underrated quality on the reviews, must be something I’m missing 🤷🏽♂️
I’ll go contrarian. — 7 days ago
Pale yellow-gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus, orchard and tropical fruits, iodine, buttered toast and pungent flowers, and a tarragon nuance builds with air. Shows superb concentration as well as energy, offering vibrant tangerine, Anjou pear, pineapple, sweet butter and anise flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Powerful yet graceful in style, displaying sharp definition and minerally thrust on an impressively persistent finish that features resonating floral and pear nectar flourishes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021)
— 13 days ago
Shimmering ruby. Smoke- and mineral-accented cherry and cassis scents are complemented by cigar box, cured tobacco and rose nuances. Silky and concentrated on the palate, offering penetrating dark berry and bitter cherry flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Distinctly energetic in style, finishing with sharp clarity and slowly building, fine-grained tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021)
— 13 days ago
See previous notes from November 2020. Herbaceous is the word together with plum and blackberry - some earthiness with a note of mushroom. In summary - Herbal, Mineral, Bay leaf. Not the complete package like it’s more illustrious Wilyabrup neighbours like Woodlands, Moss Wood, Vasse Felix, Cullen etc but also half the price so good QPR. — 18 days ago
Displaying spice-accented cherry, redcurrant and floral qualities, with a hint of tobacco, this is a classic expression of elegant Margaret River Cabernet. Seamless and lively on the sharply defined palate, it fleshes out through a long finish that's framed by polished, even tannins. $23.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021) — 16 days ago
Liked this very much, at Vikrant’s house with oysters. Medium lemon color, mid intensity, smells of pear/ lemon/ minerals/ some oak?; dry, acidity Med, alcohol Med. B 0.5 L 0.5 I 0.5 C 0.5 — 4 days ago
Inky ruby. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, incense, vanilla, exotic spices and candied flowers, and a smoky oak nuance builds slowly in the glass. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering wonderfully concentrated yet lively cherry liqueur, black currant, fruitcake, lavender pastille and mocha flavors that are accented by cracked pepper and mineral flourishes. Shows outstanding energy and smoky persistence on the dark-fruit- and floral-dominated finish, which features building spiciness and youthfully gripping tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021)
— 13 days ago
Lime pith swells with shallot, lemon peel and lemon-poppy bread, seashell, chive, carnation, orchids, candied grapefruit peel bouquet. Dry and enticing entry, has a Chablis like austerity, but rounder, showing chamomile and caper with lemon juiciness. .
#cullen #cullenwinery #wilyabrup #margaretriver #cullenkevinjohnchardonnay #margaretriverchardonnay #Australianwine #biodynamic #sustainable #aussiewine #aussiechardonnay #ozwine #ozchard — 18 days ago
Plagiarised this a bit but perfect description Purple, almost black, and dense in colour, it is warm and inviting with typical Margaret River's terroir notes of eucalypt, Aussie bush, bay leaf, all sorts/licorice confection, spice and ripe black fruits. Plush and seamless. — 5 days ago
Deep, shimmering violet. Intensely perfumed cherry, cassis, potpourri and licorice aromas are complemented by smoky minerality and exotic spice nuances. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering bitter cherry and blue fruit flavors that expand and become sweeter with aeration. Shows excellent clarity and finishes impressively long and spicy, with round, even tannins and a lingering suggestion of blueberry preserves. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2021)
— 13 days ago