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 2016 has indulgent, creamy just ripe pineapple and peach fruit with a line of lime juice and a whiff of floral perfume. It is bone dry but there is a curvaceousness to the palate. 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
Price: AU $28 | US $ | UK £24
Drink: now –8+ years
Needs food: no