‘Son of’ the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. A modern, regional blend with the elegance and structure of classic Cabernet in a bright, earlier drinking style. Generous portions of Merlot contribute to a succulent wine with approachable tannins.
2020 was a warm vintage with low yields resulting in good quality. Spring development was early followed by a warm start to summer and continuing into fine sunny, dry conditions. This, combined with lower yields, brought an early start to harvest. Happily, we experienced minimal bird pressure due to the timely arrival of Marri Blossom and there was no disease pressure. Following the completion of white harvest, a rainfall event in late February provided a timely drink for the reds. Bird pressure increased resulting in the netting of our red varietals. The faster ripening period combined with lower yields led to incredible concentration in our red varietals, with substantial tannins and rich fruit flavour.
As always superbly crafted by winemaker Virginia Willcock. This is a serious cab merlot with structure and poise while displaying that compelling mix of blackcurrant and graphite with leafy varietal lift.
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Another great buy from the Vasse Felix estate, where the winemaker Virginia Willcock skilfully brings out the purity of the fruit. V19
This is part of a superb range of wines that provides highly immediate release drinking with a touch of class. This is from the excellent 2020 vintage and shows the fruit intensity and concentration that was part of it. It has an elegance and poise with a refined and structured palate feature. Beautiful weight and mouth feel. You could drink a heap of this now.