Anticipation builds for the 'Brilliant' 2019 TOM CULLITY
Excitement is mounting for the release of the 2019 TOM CULLITY as the first of the critic reviews roll in.
Awarded 98 points and named "Brilliant" by Ray Jordan, the new release also received praise from Angus Hughson (Winepilot) who pronounced the 2019 a "Fred Astaire vintage; fine, detailed, ultra-precise and will surprise with its longevity."
Explore the latest reviews in full below. Offically available May 1, we'll be sharing more details on this delicate and concentrated vintage soon, including a very special TOM CULLITY takeover at the Estate. In the meantime, explore the story of the TOM CULLITY here.
"This wine shows the benefit of an extra year in the bottle. It’s coming together really well. Not the perfume of the 2018, but there is structure and poise here. Pronounced seaweed nori aroma with blackcurrant fruitiness and slightly toasty oak. This was a vintage that continues to reveal itself and should never be overlooked. It has such a seamless and slinky integrated palate that it just coasts through effortlessly to a sustained long finish. A beautiful medium bodied wine. Normally this wine gets a small amount of petit verdot but because of the cooler vintage, none was included in the 2019. You really get a sense of the prettiness and purity plus the detail in the wine when you get to the end of the glass. Brilliant."
Wine Business Magazine
"I love the purity and restraint of the cool, longripening season. Tom Cullity bears a classic confidence, founded in historic wines, captured in the mastery of Virginia Willcock, and heightened with 22% Malbec and 66% new French oak barriques. Even on its release at four years of age it’s still a tightly-clenched baby, yet bears every hallmark of greatness in time to come. I love the bright redcurrant mood of this season, the complexing nuances of bay and thyme, the perfumed lift of rose hip, the intricate, rigid frame of tannin endurance, and a finish that holds long and strong."
Andrew Caillard MW
The Vintage Journal
"Medium deep crimson. Fragrant pure blackcurrant, chinotto, hint violet aromas with vanilla, roasted chestnut notes. Generously concentrated with ample cassis, roasted chestnut flavours, fine lacy/ grainy textures, lovely mid-palate richness/ volume and fresh well integrated acidity. Finishes chalky/ al dente firm with bittersweet notes. Impressively balanced wine with superb pure fruit definition, oak complexity and gentle tannin flow. This should age brilliantly well."
"A dense and layered red with blackcurrants, mushroom, bark, and forest flowers with hints of fresh sage. Medium-bodied with a pretty core of currants and sweet berries with hints of dried and fresh herbs. So creamy and polished in texture. Extremely long and persistent. Drinks wonderfully now. Savory."
"This genuine 2019 claret style from Margaret River, made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and a hefty 22% Malbec, radiates with red and black currant fruits, a gentle leafy lift plus a powerful undertow of inky fruit and toasty oak in perfect balance. A mid weight, and elegant shape with juicy acidity and al-dente tannins underpin bright and pure blackberry and blackcurrant flavours with savoury touches of cocoa and cedar. Beautifully proportioned, it then delivers a wonderfully long finish with touches of tobacco and dried herbs. A Fred Astaire vintage; fine, detailed, ultra-precise and will surprise with its longevity."