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Vasse Felix

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2016 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.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright maroon with a red brick edge. NOSE Deep, savoury Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, dark cherry, damp earth and cedar mingle with a spicy complexity care of the vibrant Malbec portion. PALATE Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix style. After 12 months maturation in barrique where traditional oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin profile, the Cabernet is blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not considered best.
Varietals:
Production Notes
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13.5
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Now until 2023
Harvested:
Harvest Date
March-April 2016
Oak:
Fermentation
French Oak Barrique, 19% new, 81% 1-5 year old, 12 months
TA:
Acid
6.2g/L
pH:
pH
3.59
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.39
Bottled:
Bottling Date
July 2017
Vintage Notes
2016

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

Moderate spring conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons. January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, well-trimmed canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented disease risk.

2016 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon
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$28.00
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SKU: 16FCS7AU12
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Reviews
  • "Many would love to have as their best wine"

    Ray Jordan - The West Australian

    An entry level cabernet, that many would love to have as their best wine. v15

  • "Captures the regional stamp of Margaret River"

    The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

    Such an elegant and stylish cabernet that captures the regional stamp or Margaret River. Its a wine that clearly over-delivers at this price. v15

  • Intense

    Gourmet Traveller

    Filius is the "second label" for Vasse Felix, but there are plenty of winemakers who would be happy to have this as their "first" wine.

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