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2017 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Bright, deep garnet. A powerful lift of exotic floral, red fruits, ocean and forest. 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.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery to be established in Western Australia’s Margaret River region. Established in 1967 by Dr Tom Cullity, it is situated in the Willyabrup sub region where ancient soils and cooling Southern and Indian Ocean breezes provide ideal conditions for fine wine production. Vasse Felix is owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family. The Vasse Felix winemaking team shares a common goal in crafting wines of exceptional quality from unique vineyard sites. Under the direction of Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock, the objective remains the same today as it did 40 years ago. A precise understanding of local viticulture and environment is coupled with a hands on winemaking approach. The Vasse Felix style shows concentration and complexity while retaining signature elegance and finesse. It is a testament to winemaking and viticultural dedication and attention to detail throughout the year. The revered Vasse Felix Heytesbury wines are produced in limited quantities from a barrel selection of the finest fruit parcels each vintage. Vasse Felix continues to be one of the most highly awarded and visited wineries in Australia.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 95 POINTS

    JANE FAULKNER - HALLIDAY'S 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.

    94 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Deep red/purple colour, with a crushed leafy aroma with violet and cedar-cigarbox notes. There is some astringency but the wine is very much a cabernet. Lovely wine in a fairly firm, pointed style, which needs time and will richly reward cellaring.

    94 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Deep red/purple colour, with a crushed leafy aroma with violet and cedar-cigarbox notes. There is some astringency but the wine is very much a cabernet. Lovely wine in a fairly firm, pointed style, which needs time and will richly reward cellaring.

    94 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Good red wines made in Margaret River in 2017 by many. Distinctive in some respects for that intense small dark berry character they have. Dense, small black berries, baking spices, aniseed, tobacco and choc-mint. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, fine cocoa powder tannin, savoury yet fruit sweet, perfumed and long. Ripper release.

    91 POINTS

    JEREMY OLIVER


    Supple, shapely and fine-grained, with a bright, faintly chocolatey bouquet of bright red and black berries backed by dusty cedar/vanilla oak and a whiff of dried herbs. It's long and elegant, with a moderately intense presence of fruit supported by fine, drying tannins, finishing with brightness and freshness. Medium term, it lacks the layers required for longer cellaring.

    89 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bit leafy and simply Ribena-like on the nose. Hints of baking spices join cassis on the medium to full-bodied palate, but this seems a bit more open-knit and loosely structured compared to the two previous vintages.