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2014 Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

99 Points Ray Jordan
2014 Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
99 Points Ray Jordan

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A superb discount on an even better wine. This red is pinnacle of the range, from a producer who is itself the pinnacle of Margaret River wnemaking. The Cabernet and Malbec vines from which it is sourced were among the first planted by the legendary Tom Cullity himself, who established Vasse Felix in 1967. With huge depth yet also the poise and elegance for which the region would ultimately become known, the Tom Cullity is a towering classic of modern Australian wine. Already entering its drinking phase -- but with huge potential to age further -- this exceptional back-vintage discount will fly off our shelves. Secure your stock now!

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Elsewhere up to $170.00 Save $34 $136.00 in mixed 6+ or $152.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot

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

99/100 The West Australian, Ray Jordan

"Wow this takes Margaret River to another level. There is a purity of fruit and a vibrancy evident here. Power and elegance unlike anything seen before in the region. Oak and fruit with grainy tannins in perfect harmony creating an almost satiny mouth feel. Perfumed with notes of cedar and red berry and violet. A raw edge with graphite and seaweed complexity. The chalky tannins define the palate, which is focused and sustained." Drink 2019 - 2040

98/100 JamesSuckling.com, Nick Stock

"This is a single-vineyard wine at the pinnacle of the endeavors of Vasse Felix. Opens with red fruits in the redcurrant and red-cherry zone, showcasing fresh red and purple flowers and some deeper blue-fruit notes. The palate's the thing though: The way in which the malbec entwines itself around cabernet's linear tannins and enriches the wine without fundamentally changing its shape is genius. Supple, fresh and commanding Margaret River red. A very insightful blend of predominantly cabernet sauvignon with 16% malbec and 4% petit verdot. Best from 2022. Screw cap." Drink 2022+

96/100 Huon Hooke

"Huon Hooke Medium to deep red/purple colour, not that dark. The bouquet is beautifully complex and detailed, with tobacco, leafy, blueberry, violets and dusty foresty overtones. The fruit flavours are bright and intense, poised and very elegant. Blueberry and violets in abundance. Fine-grained tannins, fine structure. A lovely wine. (16% malbec, 4% petit verdot)." Drink 2019 - 2042

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Western Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2042

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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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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