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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

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.


  • Colour

    Deep maroon with a bright ruby red hue.

    Nose

    The nose heralds a pure, refreshing and sophisticated wine. Elevated regional fragrance of cassis, licorice, bay leaf and violets with savoury mushroom, loamy earth, dark chocolate and dry twiggy details combining to form an alluring Cabernet bouquet.

    Palate

    The palate is compact and concentrated in flavour but well resolved in structure with a stunning silky texture at such a young age. There is a seemingly bottomless depth of blue and purple berries, nuances of herb and licorice, cedar and light wood smoke, with a gentle mouth-coating tannin persisting.
  • Winemaker's notes

    Cabernet parcels grown in the coastal, northern reaches of Margaret River on ancient, well drained gravel loam soils produce wines of great varietal purity and character. These wonderful, often tiny, vineyard sections are individually fermented using indigenous yeasts, with many experiencing maceration periods of up to 30 days. Natural fermentation and extended maceration are coupled with traditional oxidative handling to clearly define the intricate personality of each vineyard site before blending. Malbec complements and enhances the Cabernet profile.
  • Varietals 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot
    Alcohol 14.5%
    Cellaring potential Medium to long term
    HarvestedMid March - early April
    Oak100% French Oak, 18 months (40% new, 60% 1-4year old)
    TA6.8g/L
    PH3.46
    Residual Sugar0.75g/L
    BottledNovember 2015
  • Vintage Description

    Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent, almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Single Bottle $45.00
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  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon  - Reviews

    Reviews

  • 96 points
    The West Australian Wine Guide - Ray Jordan
    Cabernet, like chardonnay has been a particular focus for Vasse Felix. This is a special wine from a special vintage. Elegance and refinement personified. Leafy floral notes on the nose. But it is the palate that really sings. It's relatively tight with a core of fine oak and firmish silky tannins, but there is sweet fleshy fruit held with focus that extends effortlessly to the finish.
    November 2016
  • 96 Points
    Halliday Wine Companion
    Vivid crimson-purple; it would be hard to find a more elegant, yet razor-sharp expression of Margaret River cabernet. It has cassis nailed to its mast, the sails of bay leaf, perfectly integrated oak and fine-grained but insistent tannins. Lovely wine. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 96. Drink to 2034
    August 2017
  • Wine To Cellar
    Gourmet Traveller Wine
    Vasse Felix celebrated their 50th anniversary this year by releasing a sensational new 2013 cabernet malbec petit verdot blend made from the original vines and called Tom Cullity, after the vineyard's founder, fittingly priced at A$160 a bottle. It makes the standard estate cabernet look like a snip at a mere A$45: this is a stunning, fragrant, supremely age-worthy red wine with essence of mulberry fruit framed by bright, lively tannins and a long, deep, botanical finish.
    June/July 2017
  • 95 points
    JamesSuckling.com
    This is so floral and fragrant with currant and blackberry character. Full to medium body, linear and edgy with a energy running through it. Firm and silky. Fine grain texture. Zingy finish. Dense. Wound ball of silk. Screw cap. Love now but will improve for decades.
    July 2017

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