Cullen Wines Kevin John Chardonnay 2021

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Gosh, where do you start with this exceptional chardonnay that marks the 50th year of winemaking at Cullen. Harvested across 3 weeks, including fruit and flower days, and fermented naturally in biodynamic barrels, concrete eggs and amphorae. This wine was matured in 35% new puncheons for 8 months before bottling without fining or filtration. There’s a subtle aromatic fragrance of spice and cumquat. The palate is precise and defined by its length and linear profile. When tasted, it was still coiled and tight as a drum with a savoury and slightly struck match complexity. Very long cellaring potential, and just when you think Vanya Cullen and her team have pushed things to the limit, they push again. Such a pure expression of vineyard, season and region.

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