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Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Bright maroon with a red brick edge. Deep, savory Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, dark cherry, damp earth, and cedar mingle with a spicy complexity care of the vibrant Malbec portion. Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savory elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavor as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

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WS 92
Wine Spectator
Expressive and dense, with fresh loam notes and herbal accents of sage and rosemary that mingle with a muscular core of dried currant, huckleberry and green tea flavors. Shows wonderful harmony on the finish, where a spicy, cedary detail kicks in. Drink now through 2033.
JS 91
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.
WW 91
Wilfred Wong of
COMMENTARY: One must not be Napa or Médoc-centric when evaluation Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignons. The 2016 Vasse Felix Filius is an excellent example of the elegance that this region in the world brings to this grape variety. TASTING NOTES: This wine is active and bright with red fruit aromas and flavors. Its delicate tannins should pair it superbly with a rack of lamb. (Tasted: August 9, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast

One sniff of this little beauty and you’ll be transported to Margaret River’s pristine shores, the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet and towering eucalyptus trees swaying above your head. Your nostrils will sense wild blueberry, strawberry, white-pepper spice, crushed violets, scrubby seaside bushes and dusty warm earth. The mouthfeel is medium in weight, tightly gripped by herbal tannins and a juicy fruity lift on the finish. This producer’s more premium Cabs may be more polished, but Filius is just plain joyful to drink. Negociants USA–Winebow. Editors’ Choice

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Established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River's founding wine estate. Pristine isolation, ancient lands and twin oceans make Margaret River a wine paradise and one of the world’s greatest environments to grow ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. These varieties, alongside Shiraz and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the primary focus at Vasse Felix. All wines are grown in Vasse Felix’s four Margaret River vineyards then vinified and bottled within the modern winery, situated at the Home Vineyard overlooking the Wilyabrup Brook. The Vasse Felix Cellar Door - also located at the Home Vineyard - is renowned. Featuring a tasting room, wine lounge, art gallery, wine museum and one of Australia's most acclaimed restaurants, visitors are welcomed from all around the world, eager for the ultimate Vasse Felix experience.

There are many things that make Vasse Felix the special place it is: the incredible environment and climate of Margaret River, their secure family ownership, their treasured heritage, and their priceless vineyards. But above all, it's the dedication of the entire team to continue Dr Cullity's original aim for Vasse Felix: "to make the best possible wine". 

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Home to some of Australia’s most elegant and long-lived red and white wines, Margaret River is situated in the farthest reaches of Western Australia. Relatively warm and dry, the region is cooled by breezes from the Indian Ocean. Margaret River takes some inspiration from Bordeaux, producing top-quality Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux Blends with firm structure, mouthwatering acidity, balanced alcohol and notes of herbs and spice. For white wines, refreshing blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon as well as complex, age-worthy Chardonnays are regional specialties.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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