Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

Cullen is one of Australia's most highly regarded producers.  They are also prominent supporters of the biodynamic cause.  The one thing I do believe about biodynamics is that producers who follow its recommendations tend to be conscientious ones.  Therefore, I approach Cullen's wine with a certain expectation.  Unfortunately, in my view, the 2008 cabernet sauvignon merlot is a disappointing wine.  The wine is a blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc and is aged for 12 months in French oak.  The wine smells good: blackfruits and spices.  Very good in fact.  It is the palate though which frankly disappointed me.  Rather simple and plain fruit is evident, lacking any real length or depth.  Somewhat expensive too.  That said, there's nothing actually wrong with the wine.  It's just not what I like to drink.  82 points (6.7/10)

Abv: 12%
Price: around $30
Would I buy it having tasted it?  No
Margaret River
March 28, 2011

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