A small domestic experiment

To continue my theme of examining wines for drinkability (see wine news), I thought for once I'd report briefly on my dinner last night.
We were having a small fillet of beef with a carefully dressed salad – nothing else. I opened a bottle of Cullens Cabernet Merlot 1999 from Margaret River, arguably Australia's gentlest, tenderest, most bordeaux-like wine of this sort. Vanya Cullen and her late mother Di could truly be said to have imbued their wines with what I will call stereotypically feminine qualities.

Tasting the wine before dinner I was terribly impressed by its suavity combined...