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Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River 2013

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"Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a blackcurrant and herb laced nose with suggestions of cloves, anise, cedar, tobacco and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with generous black fruit and spice flavors with a chewy backbone and great vitality, finishing with lingering Bay leaf hints."- Wine Advocate

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Vasse Felix Pty Ltd:
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 opera... Read more
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 name ‘Vasse Felix’ was inspired by an early event in the district. Thomas Vasse was a French seaman who disappeared after his longboat overturned near the site of Busselton whilst exploring the treacherous South West Coastline of Western Australia. (An expedition of Captain Hamelin’s Naturaliste and Captain Baudin’s Geographe) Felix was Hamelin’s middle name, and ironically, is the Latin word for lucky. The Vasse Felix logo is a Peregrine Falcon. When Dr Tom Cullity’s first vines began to bear fruit, native birds or ‘silvereyes’ as they are commonly known, had a keen appetite for the sweet berries, so Dr Cullity trained a falcon to deter the pests. Although much time and effort went into this exercise, upon the falcon’s first free flight it soared into the sky and was never seen again. The Vasse Felix logo endures to this day. 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. Read less

Member Reviews for Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River

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Snooth User: Terence Pang
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/18/2013

AUD$36. The fruit for this wine come off vineyards in the northern end of the Margaret River region, to within 8km of the coastline so it is strongly influenced by the offshore winds. The soil composition is mostly gravel loam. Individual parcels of fruit were fermented on skinds for up to 30 days. Clear, intense purple ruby colour. An attractive, multilayered bouquet with youthful aromas of blackcurrants, black plums, 70% dark chocolate, anise, cedar oak and dried herbs. A dry, medium+ bodied wine drinking young right now, surprisingly not as full-bodied as I’d expected. A good presence of grainy tannins which form the angled, firm structure against which the fleshy acidity works to keep the dark fruity flavours fresh. Blackberries and red berry fruit dominate the palate, finishing cleanly. Drink now – 2020.


Snooth User: rcparker70
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5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 07/24/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River

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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Dark purple with an opaque core the thin rim fades to a garnet hue. Aromatic and complex right out of the gate graphite-like minerals mingle with hard herbal caraway and pepper notes complemented by vibrant yet backward aromas of cassis and black cherry. A bit of fresh bread is revealed with air. Medium-bodied with pure and vibrant fruit black cherry reaches across the palate on entry. Primary fruit notes are later refined and focused on the backpalate thanks to some well appointed acids. Despite the elegance of the lengthy finish the fruit intensity seems to strengthen and concentrate leaving intense notes of blackcurrant atop subtle tannins. Will look quite smart in a few years when the fruit fills out the back. Chuck Hayward.


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Vintage: 2010 11/12/2013

Tiefe karmesinrote Farbe, wirkt sehr lebhaft, frisch und jugendlich. Eine attraktive, blumige Nase mit Cassis-Nuancen und einen Hauch mineralischer Würze. Der Gaumen folgt mit wohligen, vollen Cassis-Aromen und Minzenoten. Die schön integrierten Tanninen und Gerbsäure verleihen dem Wein eine fleischige Struktur und sorgen für ein langes Lagerungspotential von 6 bis 10 Jahren.


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Vintage: 2010 03/06/2012

Gute Struktur mit viel Rückrat. Sein Bouquet ist ausgeprägt voluminös, mit einem Charakter von Maulbeer, Himbeer und gelagertem Holz.


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Vintage: 2007 12/18/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2007 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/20/2010

Long, lean and mineral, with a pristine perfume of violets, cassis and fresh cedar/vanilla oak backed by nuances of liqueur plums, black cherries and dark chocolates. Smooth and supple, with a juicy expression of marginally baked fruit tightly knit w... Jeremy Oliver. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2007 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 04/21/2010

In der Nase frisch und fruchtig, Aromen nach Kirschen, Blaubeeren, schwarzen Johannisbeeren, Zuckerware und Anis. Im Gaumen fruchtige Süsse, weich, gut balanciert.



"Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a blackcurrant and herb laced nose with suggestions of cloves, anise, cedar, tobacco and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with generous black fruit and spice flavors with a chewy backbone and great vitality, finishing with lingering Bay leaf hints."- Wine Advocate

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