While we are doing our tiny bit for the environment and saving wineries some money on postage, I’ve only just forgiven MB for not letting me taste the 2015 Vanya. Anyway, onwards. Life is too short to have him on my Vengeance List™.
Here’s a sleek wine of exquisite perfume and balance that treads lightly, but surely through the palate. Dances, even. There’s a quiet storm of graphite tannin, red and black fruits, a distinct pencil and mineral thing going on, clean fresh acidity, and a wonderfully long finish. It’s painting with water colours, to borrow a phrase, but gee it makes a beautiful picture. It’s rare to find a Cabernet with this level of poise and control. Yet again, Cullen is leading the pack. Drink 2024-2038+.
96 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.