VASSE FELIX 'FILIUS' CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

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Ray Jordan
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Gary Walsh
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James Suckling
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VFCA201611 UCAU
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The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix style. After 12 months maturation in barrique where traditional oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin profile, the Cabernet is blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not considered best. Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.
The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix style. After 12 months maturation in barrique where traditional oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin profile, the Cabernet is blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not considered best. Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Ray Jordan

Mighty good Cabernet to be the third tier of Vasse's cabernet-dominant brigade. This has slightly more palate grunt than previous wines, but still with that distinctive angular style. Plenty of leafy black fruits with an edge of savoury black olive. So bright and with so much energy on the palate. Super wine in this price range.

93 / 100

Gary Walsh

The entry level Cabernet from Vasse Felix, and very good it is too. Perfume, earthy lead pencil stuff, dark fruits, a little bay leaf and spice. It’s medium-bodied, dark fruit, tobacco, dark chocolate liquorice, herbal tension, crisp and so well defined, firm fine tannin, tight long finish. Complex savoury flavour, excellent shape, and high drinking pleasure. Tops.

91 / 100

James Suckling

Red plums intermingle with eucalyptus and redcurrants on the nose. Lots of boisterous red cherries permeate the medium-bodied palate, where medium-chewy tannins carve out a focused finish. Drink now.

92 / 100

Wine Business Magazine

Could a sub-$30 Cabernet Malbec blend be any more varietal than this? It’s a big textbook of Cabernet characters, filled with everything from red and blackcurrants to cigar box, bolstered by the savoury edge of Malbec and the nutty complexity of French oak. Firm fine tannins promise medium-term potential. Value.