2019 Vasse Felix Margaret River Filius Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points The Real Review
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A great discount on this icon Aussie Cab. Vasse Felix are old hands in Margaret River. They were awarded ‘Best New World Winery of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast and they specialise in refined Cabernet, so even this entry-level red is a benchmark. From the quality climes of Western Australia, this medium-bodied Cabernet is harmonious and complete. A customer favourite!
Elsewhere up to $32.99 Save $12.00 $20.99 in mixed 6+ or $23.99 per bottle

Grape

86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Malbec

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

91/100 The Real Review, Gabrielle Poy

A brooding style with notes of vanilla, graphite and blackberries. The palate takes its time but when it does a composed set of fruit, spice and tannin all fall nicely into place. This is a lovely luncheon claret style and its perceived alcohol is lower than what the label states. It holds itself elegantly. 28 AUG 2021." Drink 2021 - 2026

91/100 The wine Front, Mike Bennie

"Mint nougat, blackberry and boysenberry, a little sweet spice and roasted nuts. Medium-bodied, quite minty and kind of juicy in dark fruit, something of a sappy herbal character too, grainy cocoa tannin, and a mint chocolate finish of solid length. It’s a little overt in regional (and vintage) character, but a good wine." Drink 2021 - 2025+

96/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday (2017 vintage)

"Bright crimson-purple; this has provenance written large across its visage, likewise purity. Restructuring of the Vasse Felix offers to the market has lifted, not compromised, this dark, fruit-filled cabernet."

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Western Australia
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.50%
Maturity 2021 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PORK

Taste

4

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