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In the early 1960's detailed climatic studies of various regions in Southwestern Australia revealed that during the winegrowing season, Margaret River's climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, particularly Pomerol. The conclusion that Margaret River was ideal for viticulture was first tested in Wilyabrup in 1966, when Diana and Kevin Cullen planted a trial acre of vines. The encouraging results led to the couple planting 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971. The wine was matured in 6 months French oak, of which 50% was new. Complex amalgam of lemon, papaya, pineapple, honey, roast almond, nougat, vanillin oak and barrel ferment aromas. The palate is tightly structured with great depth, intensity and length. The youthful melon and lime fruit flavours are wonderfully silky and balanced by good acidity and just the right amount of oak.