2011 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay
Margaret River, Western Australia

This is quite simply a lovely Chardonnay with stone fruit flavors, hints of melon, roasted nuts, and toasty French oak, and a nice minerally finish. It has wonderfully balanced acidity as well and will pair with, well, you name it: herb marinated fish or fowl, lobster and crab, and cheese.

95+ WA; 97 JH

2011 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay


as part of a mixed case.

Sorry, sold out. ETA pending.

Winemaker's Notes
"This wine confirms that the combination of biodynamic viticulture and the use of carefully-developed vinification methods in the winery is enabling Cullen Wines to optimise the use of their Chardonnay fruit and thus produce in each vintage a wine of complexity and refinement from this Burgundian white grape variety. Complex amalgam of lemon, melon, nectarine, burnt matches (from the indigenous yeasts) and attractive vanillin oak. Delicious combination of lemon, melon and nectarine flavours are perfectly complemented by just the right amount of background oak. The finish is long and characterised by good acidity. 13.5% alc."
Wine Advocate
"95+ pts ... Cullen's 2010 Kevin John Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented naturally in French oak, 2/3 new and 1/3 one year old. It underwent partial malo-lactic fermentation prior to being aged a further five months in barrel. The nose is intensely scented of ripe peaches, green mangos and guava with touches of brioche, cashews, meal and chopped fresh ginger. The medium-bodied palate fills the mouth with luscious stone fruit, toast and nut flavors with a beautifully creamy texture and crisp acid that gives lift long into the spice-laced finish. Delicious now, it will reward cellaring and drink best 2013 to 2020+. This is a truly great Kevin John!"

James Halliday
"97 pts ... Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, and wild yeast-fermented in French barriques before spending a further five months in those barrels. The texture and mouthfeel are supple and round, the white peach, cashew and fig flavours coursing in an unbroken stream through to the prodigiously long finish and aftertaste. Drink through 2020."