Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 122992
  • JH94
  • ST91
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep red with a mauve hue. Complex and intriguing dried sage, aniseed and violet aromas whisper through deeper notes of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and candied orange peel. A sophisticated lick of French oak provides hints of graphite and vanilla. Beguiling cranberry and blackberry flavors and an invigorating tangy acidity combine seamlessly to provide great intensity and succulence, whilst ultra-fine, structural tannins draw the palate to a tight, dry and delicately perfumed finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A pure red- and black-fruited expression of the variety and the region, with crushed leaf and cedary oak in harmony with the fruit; full-bodied and brooding on the palate, the essency fruit drives through the layers of tannins and charry oak to a long and harmonious finish."
94 Points

"Bright violet color. Mineral-laced dark berry and cherry scents show very good clarity and notes of pipe tobacco and cedar. Textbook cabernet, with gently sweet cassis and cherry flavors, good mineral bite and silky texture. Finishes spicy and long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape."
91 Points

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is youthfully subdued with primary notes of fresh black currant, plums and cedar over nuances of toast, yeast extract and bay leaf. Medium-bodied and tightly knit in the mouth, it has a great concentration of muscular black fruit and savory flavors with crisp acid and a firm level of grainy tannins, finishing long. Consider drinking it 2013 to 2020+.
Rating: 90+ "
90 Points

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Wilfred Wong - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/21/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Pair with: Duck > Confit
Shows so much varietal character, the 2010 Vasse Felix tells us a different story of Cabernet Sauvignon. Not a monster wine, but one of style and elegance. Exhibits plenty of fruit from start to finish.
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Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard to be established in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Family owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family, Vasse Felix is internationally recognized as a leading Margaret River winery, restaurant and cellar door and is found in the heart of Margaret River's famous sub-region, Willyabrup. Long growing...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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