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.
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.