Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

This wine expresses the distinct regional profile of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and the site characters it takes from the Vasse Felix vineyards, with a focus on Wilyabrup. It was the first red wine produced in Margaret River and has been made every year since 1972. Cabernet is a robust variety, ideally suited to Margaret River's climate and deep, well-drained soils.

"Our most characteristic Cabernet parcels come from the northern end of Margaret River, grown mostly on gravel loam soil within 8km of the coast. Individual vineyard sections were fermented in parcels, with many being left on skins for up to 30 days. The tannin influence was also controlled through traditional oxidative handling, creating a deep coloured wine with great structure and length. The Cabernet backbone of blackcurrant and herbal nuances with long, dry sinewy tannins is lifted to glorious heights by the Malbec's colour, tannin, acid and flavour."

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

I thought the 2010 was the best Vasse cabernet I had tasted. Hmm, this one gives it a real run for its money. Tasted well before release but already showing tremendous fruit concentration, albeit held in a tight oak and tannin grip. Structurally superb with tight, controlled lines through to a very long classically cabernet finish. Leafy black olive and light tobacco aromas with a seamless palate. Cracking good wine. Rating 97 - RayJordan, The WA Wine Guide

Composed of 93.87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5.18% Malbec and dashes each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 16 months in French oak, 43% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers a very good intensity of pencil lead, cloves and dried Mediterranean herbs notes over a core of cassis and wild blueberries. Medium-bodied, it has a solid backbone of medium to firm chewy tannins

and crisp acid supporting the taut, muscular fruit and finishing long. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2018+. Rating 90 + Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red with a mauve hue.

Aroma

Savoury and layered with notes of menthol, jarrah forest floor and nori, entwined in deep blackcurrant and plum fruit. Oak derived cigar box, cedar and dark chocolate nuances float through the background.

Palate

Seamless and vibrant on entry with fine, powdery tannins, plum and red berry fruit and crisp acidity. The palate then tapers to a wonderful fine, dry finish accented with dried herbs and dark chocolate oak.

Cellaring

8-10 Years.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans provide the Margaret River wine region with ideal viticultural conditions to craft wines of exceptional concentration and intensity whilst retaining elegance and finesse.

Planted by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River region and is owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family.

Situated in the sub-region of Willyabrup, visitors to Vasse Felix are welcomed by a unique underground cellar, a spectacular restaurant overlooking the original 1967 plantings and an exquisite art gallery, making Vasse Felix one of the great drawcards of the Margaret River Wine Region.

The Vasse Felix wines are crafted by Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock, whose understanding and excitement for the region complement the Vasse Felix belief that wines should be unique, distinctive and expressive of their surroundings. The portfolio of Vasse Felix wines represents a definitive expression of variety and sense of place.

Vasse Felix continues to be one of the most highly reviewed and visited wineries in Australia, treating wine and food lovers from around the globe with an exquisite restaurant, a welcoming cellar door and art gallery and an unforgettable Margaret River experience.

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