Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon release is deep maroon colour with a slight purple hue. The nose shows a stunningly complex purfume, with a level of integration that makes the wine difficult to pull apart. Layers of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit mingle seamlessly with hints of dried herbs and candied orange. The fragrant spicy oak sits beautifully in the background. Succulent blackberry and cassis fruit flavours provide a ripe density to the palate while the oak spice adds a savoury edge. The structure is fine and firm with a freshness of acidity that makes the mouth water and the rich, dusty dry tannins help create a wine of great power, length and persistence.
Australian Wine Companion - "Strong colour; ripe cassis and blackcurrant bouquet with some oak in background; medium- to full-bodied palate with identical flavours supported by ripe tannins and quality French oak."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has just 5% Malbec blended-in. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it gives pronounced blackberry / black currant and bay leaf notes with some dark chocolate and a whiff of cigar boxes. Concentrated, crisp and full bodied with a medium level of very fine tannins, it has a nice long finish. Just beginning to drink now, it should develop nicely over 3-7 years and cellar to 2018+."
Wine Spectator - "Firm in texture, with a juicy feel to the berry and earth flavors, finishing with judicious balance, fine tannins and a lilt to the aftertaste. Best from 2012 through 2017"
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Vasse Felix Winery
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 seasons, ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans provide the Vasse Felix vineyards with ideal viticultural conditions to craft consistent, elegant and complex wines with pronounced varietal character and aroma. View all Vasse Felix Wines
About Margaret RiverView a map of Margaret River wineries Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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1 rating, 1 with reviewgwendolyn - Oakland, CA52/16/2011I love this wine - it is everything I love in Cabernet. Good, rich fruit, cedar, dried savory herbs and a killer structure. Not over the top, not one that I'd throw in the cellar for a long period of time, but this has potential to evolve over the next 5 years or so. Tasting delicious now, with a lovely balance. Something I'd like with a pork roast or even a steak - not too heavy, so not for heavy foods, but a great all around Cab.Related Products
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Big & Bold
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