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2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Points James Halliday
2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
96 Points James Halliday

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Great special on this modern classic from Vasse Felix! These Cabernet Specialist were recently awarded Wine Enthusiast 'New World Winery of the Year', and as a one-off they've discounted their flagship -- the first red ever made in Margaret River. Elegant and complex, this superb Cab allows the silky red/dark fruits to do the talking -- not the shouting -- while earthy nuances from the Wilyabrup terroir play through the subtle spice and toasty oak. Drink now or cellar for ages, this is harmony in a glass and Western Australian Cab at its best. Don't miss this discount price!

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Elsewhere up to $47.99 Save $13 $34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

As the moderate climate of Margaret River is becoming Australia’s centre of premium winemaking, Vasse Felix are leading the pack in recognition and can, in fact, lay claim to having been there first. It was the founder Dr Thomas Cullity whose planting experiments were confirmed when in 1966 experts identified Margaret River as a near homoclime (same climate as) Bordeaux. Luckily those commissioning the studies, and the local newspaper that published the details, had no idea how significant they were, and in 1967 Cullity had little competition in finding the best site - which he cleverly did in redgum country with red gravel above and clay lying below. Here at Margaret River’s first vineyard, Vasse Felix, he planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec and Riesling. The latter variety was to be the label’s first success (in 1972), showing the white wine promise of the cooler Margaret River, which is now as famous for Chardonnay as it is for Cabernet Sauvignon. Regarding Cabernet itself - which is the winery’s flagship - the acknowledged experts at Vasse Felix have a distinctive take on this variety, revealing the elegant and aromatic nature of the grape so that that at times it seems to compare as much to Burgundy as it does to Bordeaux. With an established reputation but also the strictest artisanship and organic, sustainable practices - including being on the cutting edge of industrial recycling - Vasse Felix are not only masters of their art, but stayers in the game.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

"Vivid crimson-purple; it would be hard to find a more elegant, yet razor-sharp expression of Margaret River cabernet. It has cassis nailed to its mast, the sails of bay leaf, perfectly integrated oak and fine-grained but insistent tannins. Lovely wine. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 96." Drink to 2034

96/100 West Australian Wine Guide, Ray Jordan

"Cabernet, like chardonnay has been a particular focus for Vasse Felix. This is a special wine from a special vintage. Elegance and refinement personified. Leafy floral notes on the nose. But it is the palate that really sings. It's relatively tight with a core of fine oak and firmish silky tannins, but there is sweet fleshy fruit held with focus that extends effortlessly to the finish.

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Elegant and concentrated cabernet sauvignon with blackberry, dark berry, floral, violet and classic cigar box flavours together with oak subtle savoury bottle development. Fruit-sweetness is balanced by quite graphite tannins that promise good cellaring potential. Needs to be enjoyed with food in the medium-term 19 OCT 2017." Drink 2017 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Western Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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