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2015 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

96 Points Tyson Stelzer
2015 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
96 Points Tyson Stelzer

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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'. This superb Cab is elegant with silky red/dark fruits doing the talking -- not the shouting -- while earthy nuances from the Wilyabrup terroir play through toasty oak spices. Drink now or cellar for ages, this is harmony in a glass and the best of Western Australian sophistication. Don't miss this discount price!

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Elsewhere up to $48.99 Save $14 $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

97/100 The West Australian, Ray Jordan

"Captures the elegance of this great vintage. Doesn't have the density and opulence of the 2014 but there is classic angular structure. Typical graphite, soy and savoury notes with a hint of tobacco leaf with black olive nuance. Classy oak integration and fine-grained tannins. One of the very finest that marks the next statement of Vasse Felix cabernet. Ridiculously cheap for a wine of this quality." Drink 2018 - 2030

96/100 Tyson Stelzer

"2015 is one of the great seasons in the distinguished history of this site, at once more elegant than ever, with super fine, silky tannins and irresistible allure, yet at the same time with the confidence and poise to age effortlessly. It's seamlessly crafted and perfectly polished, a tribute to the wizardry of Virginia Willcock and her team."

95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

"A medium-weight cabernet to show more bulkier renditions a clean set of heels. This is a slashing way to present cabernet. Energetic and bright, yet fluid and soft. It boasts just enough weight and power to build good momentum through the palate, but at no point does it press too hard, or for too much. Bay leaf, black olive and blackcurrant flavours are the main conveyors here. Tannin is a light sheet through the back half of the wine. The touch is light, the effect dramatic." Drink by 2034

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Western Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

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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