The signature Cabernet Sauvignon of Vasse Felix. Crafted from Vasse Felix's premier sections of Wilyabrup Cabernet, with the finest gravel loam soils, best clone, aspect and access to the cooling ocean breeze. It was the first red wine produced in Margaret River and has been made every year since 1972. This wine's distinctive style possesses all the hallmarks of the finest Wilyabrup Cabernet. Bright, deep garnet in the glass. A powerful lift of exotic floral, red fruits, ocean and forest in nose. Notes of blackcurrant and red cherry intertwine with Aussie forest floor, cedar, nori, hot granite and lavender. An open and vibrant palate with lovely raspberry, blackcurrant, wood spice and sweet tobacco leaf, leads into a rich volume of fine terracotta tannins that are long, allowing the perfume to extend. Fine acid freshness, beautiful fruit succulence and a dark chocolate finish add to this elegant but powerful wine. French Oak Barrique 48% new, 52% 1-4 year old 18 monthsAwards:
95 points Jane Faulkner - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
Sure it has the exuberance of youth, but this will age gracefully. Full of raspberries and currants with a cranberry tang alongside menthol and oak playing a part, but not a lead role. Fine and poised tannins, although acidity is very much a driver this vintage, it’s refreshing and lively. And like seasoning in cooking, the glug of malbec and petit verdot adds another dimension.
93 points Wine Spectator
Impressive for its complexity and nuances as well as its power. Dried sage, rosemary and bay leaf flavors mingle with tobacco and toasted cumin notes. A core of plum, salted black licorice, blueberry cobbler and cassis flavors is generousand finds some appealing traction on the muscular tannins. Harmonious finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
95 points Tyson Stelzer - WBM
2017 epitomises the Vasse Felix style of impressive, ripe presence, framed in enduring structure and eloquently honed framework. Crunchy dark berries of concentrated intensity are impeccably supported by intricately deployed oak and super-fine.
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