Cart 0 items: $0.00
Home > Our Wines

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense, yet elegantly structured, Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon is the oldest serving wine of the region. It comes from our best vineyards in the northern part of Margaret River, centred in the Wilyabrup sub-region. Cabernet is a robust variety, ideally suited to Margaret River’s climate and deep, well-drained soils. Aromatic, with a unique structure, to us Cabernet Sauvignon is the most noble of red grape varieties.

At 10 years of age, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking beautifully. It has only recently begun to show some bottle aged characters, and in the last two years has developed notes of cedar, dusty old wood and leather, typical of an aged Margaret River Cabernet. 2008 was a restrained vintage which has given the wine a graceful aging line, maintaining a lovely savoury, rustic perfume, more earth-driven with delicate fruit nuances. This wine has a brightness and evenness across the palate with fine tannins which wrap up to a delicate, confident, dry finish.


Tasting Notes
COLOUR Deep red with a brick red/maroon hue NOSE Intensely varietal and savoury with a strong base of blackcurrant fruit and layers of lifted pot pourri, violets, distinct dried sage and bay leaf, topped with spicy, vanillan French Oak. PALATE A bright, tight, mineral acidity lifts the flavours with a core of sinewy Cabernet tannins that completes with red fruits, cool menthol, violets and chocolate oak followed by a long, chalky, dry finish.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Our most characteristic Cabernet parcels come from the northern end of Margaret River, grown mostly on gravel loam soil within 8km of the coast. Individual vineyard sections were fermented in parcels then matured in French Oak barriques before batch selection and final blending. The tannin influence was controlled through traditional oxidative handling, creating a deeply coloured wine with great structure and length. The Cabernet backbone of blackcurrant and herbal nuances with long, dry sinewy tannins is lifted to glorious heights by the Malbec's colour, tannin, acid and flavour.
Production Notes
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Drinks beautifully now, will reward cellaring over next 8-10 years
Harvest Date
28 March to 14 April 2008
18 Months (43% new, 57% 1-4 year old)
7.5 g/L
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.45 g/L
Bottling Date
November 2009
Vintage Notes


A variable Spring and hotter than usual Summer was fortunately followed by cooling conditions in early Autumn. Beautiful sunny days, but cool nights allowed for ideal, even physiological ripening.

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Add To Cart
/ Bottle
Out of stock