This wine, produced as ever in accordance with the Cullen philosophy of biodynamics, carbon neutral output and a naturally powered estate, is a blend of 81% Malbec and 19% Petit Verdot. Naturally fermented, basket pressed and then it spent five months in French oak, 55% new. The Malbec was harvested on a Fruit Day; the Petit Verdot on a Flower Day.
A fierce purple colour. The aroma is lifted, ripe and really appeals with dark berry notes, chocolate, blackcurrants and spices. There is also a nice flick of acidity and an early hint of oak, very well integrated. Impressive length and soft tannins suggest it should have a good ten years ahead of it, but it is so lovely now and hard to resist. This is the best Mangan I have seen.