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2015 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon

'Son of' the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. It carries the structure, power and tannins of classic Cabernet in an earlier drinking, more forward style from fruit sourced from each of the Vasse Felix vineyards.



Tasting Notes
COLOUR Maroon with a purple tint. NOSE A classical savoury Cabernet perfume. Vibrant blackcurrant fruit with gravel earth, hints of venison, mushrooms and truffles mingle with a fine sage-like herbal lift. Fragrant spiced oak notes sit beautifully underneath, delivering a touch of classical cedar. PALATE A light entrance leads to juicy fruit with bright acidity, with flavours of blackcurrant and woodsy native forest. Shapely as a Cabernet should be, the power starts to build with a fine tannin profile, leaving a lengthy dry, linear finish.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with a hint of the Malbec's dark fruit to make a classic Vasse Felix style Cabernet Sauvignon. All vineyard sections are fermented separately, accentuating the natural beauty of each parcel of fruit. After 12 months matured in barrique, the Cabernet was blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not considered the best.
Production Notes
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Drinks beautifully on release, will reward over 5-7 years
Harvest Date
March-April 2015
100% French Oak, 12 months (13% new, 87% 1-5 year old)
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
August 2016
Vintage Notes


Mild conditions in Margaret River with no extreme weather conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent the only disappointment was yields being down across the Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in spring and pressure from an increase in the local population of Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom.

2015 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon
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  • 92 points

    The Wine Front

    Entry level Cabernet from Vasse Felix. Dusty gum leaf and gravel perfume, baking spices, and a mix of red and black berries. Medium bodied, again firm and dusty, subdued yet flavoursome, excellent bone structure and a lovely mouth-perfume, and a clean long finish. Trim and fresh, and very pleasant to drink.

  • 94 points

    WA Today - David Prestipino

    Margaret River. Aged for 12 months in 13% new French oak. Blend of cabernet (87%) and malbec (13%). The dark malbec fruit embraces the classic structural elements of fine Margaret River cabernet to produce an earlier-drinking wine. The fruit, sourced from each of the Vasse Felix vineyards, is rich and dense and already packing a serious punch.

  • 95 points


    Deep red/purple colour with a very attractive, clean and pure, fruit-driven aroma of cedar, tobacco, cassis and violets. It's medium to full-bodied and intense, with gentle tannins which are not too pervasive, and an overall impression of suberb balance. The aftertaste is elegant and balanced and more-ish. A ripping cabernet.

  • 93 points

    The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

    Such an elegant and stylish cabernet that captures the regional stamp or Margaret River. Blackcurrant and black olive tapenade on the nose. The palate has good oak integration and firm sinewy tannins. Controlled and integrated. Its a wine that clearly over-delivers at this price.

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