February 24, 2020

Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Cullen Mangan

Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon from Margaret River is one of my favourite SBSs. The combination is as popular in Australia as it is in Bordeaux.  The Mangan Vineyard is a dry farmed, biodynamic vineyard by one of Australia’s great winemakers Vanya Cullen.

The 2017 is a vintage that has more grassy, elderflower and a fine citrus zest. It is crisp and clean with a long intensity. While the 2016, had an indulgent, creamy just ripe pineapple and peach fruit with a line of lime juice and a whiff of floral perfume.  

Both vintages are bone dry but there is a curvaceousness to the palate on the 2016 where as I feel the 2017 has a more fresh styling.  The fleshiness is kept lively with a flush of soft natural acid. 

You do not have to rush this wine, either in the glass or in the cellar. These highly sought after wines will cellar for the mid-term.

Country of Origin: Margaret River, Australia
Tasting Date: January 2018 & 2020
Price: AU $29 | US $ | UK £24
Drink: now –8+ years
Needs food: no
Source: tasting

If you enjoy this style but cannot find the Mangan Vineyard, Cullen Wines also produce a similar blend from the Cullen Vineyard.

For more information visit Cullen website.

Categories

Looking for a something specific, please use search:

You May Also Like…

Jane Eyre Wines Chenas

Jane Eyre Wines Chenas

Jane Eyre is one of the Australian winemakers who makes a range of wines that cross international borders. She now makes wines in Burgundy after vintages making wine at Cullen in Margaret River, Felton Road, Central Otago and Ata Rangi in Martinborough. This Jane Eyre...

Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Rathfinny Wine Estate

Winery Spotlight: Getting to know Rathfinny Wine Estate

I had no idea what to expect when I visited Rathfinny Wine Estate by chance last Summer. It was a spur of the moment idea. The vineyard I had initially decided to visit had no time slots left and did not accept visitors without bookings. Fair enough. It was a smaller...

Champagne Ayala Brut Nature

Champagne Ayala Brut Nature

As a Champagne house, Ayala is a relatively small one even though it is now owned by the Bollinger family. However, from the time the house was first started by Edmund de Ayala in the mid 1800s, it has been known for producing Champagnes on the drier side....

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *