Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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RRP $47

$39.99 per Bottle
$479.88 per case

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.

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

Expert Reviews

97 points - Ray Jordan Elegant and stylish, with grainy tannins and a touch of leafy oyster shell. Great oak and fruit integration, with a minerally purity. It's a most polished wine showing the increased wild fermentation contribution. Benefits from some old vine material that doesn't make the Cullity. 97/100. Best drinking: Now to 2035.

"perfumed and harmonious' David Prestipino The wine is typified by a finer texture of tannins than the Filius, with smaller berries in the vineyard that gets more access to the seabreeze, allowing better preservation of fruit quality. healthy fruitset, better yields due to dry warm spring conditions at the end of 2015. It's perfumed and harmonious, lighter and elegant than previous vintages with chocolate, cassis notes.

94 points Bob Campbell - The Real Review Strongly varietal red with typical dusty, cedar, cigar box, cassis and spice flavours. Elegant and appealing wine, with a firm structure of ripe tannins that still allow the wine to be appreciated at this early stage. A classy red.

93 Points Gary Walsh - The Wine Front Seems 2016 was a good year for Cabernet Sauvignon in Margaret River. Peppermint chocolate, baking spices, dark fruits, sage. Full-bodied, dark chocolate flavour and grainy tannin, sage, even acidity, fleshy feel, slurry of tannin on a spicy finish of solid length.

'Classic Margaret River cabernet' Gourmet Traveller Wine Deep garnet in colour, this classic Margaret River cabernet shows exciting perfumes of blackcurrant and cranberry jam with hints of rose petal and roasted coffee. The palate is juicy and succulent with a plump core, fine, slow-building tannins and a stone-dry finish with persisting fragrance.

Winery Tasting Notes

APPEARANCE Deep Garnet.

NOSE Exciting perfumes of blackcurrant and cranberry jam, roast turkey skin, smoked mushroom, nori, sage and wild penny royal herb mingle with hints of drying rose petal, a touch of peppermint tree, roasted coffee beans and ironstone.

PALATE Juicy, succulent entrance with a plump core, slow building fine tannins and a soft stone-dry finish with persisting fragrance. Flavours of cranberry, blackcurrant and mushroom with light peppermint elevate the palate with lightness and power.

Vintage
2016
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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