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Australia, Margaret River

Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 90 pts Wine Advocate - packs a lot of fruit into the palate, finishing with good length

Tasting Notes

The inaugural release for the wine, the Filius Cabernet is the entry level Cabernet within the Vasse Felix portfolio, having less new oak, than its two other siblings, the Estate and Heytesbury, respectively. A lifted nose offering subtle hints of perfume backed with more pronounced spice and earth tones, mesh beautifully into cassis and dark red berry fruits aromatically. The nose has layers of nuance and intrigue that leads into a medium fuller bodied weighted palate with sweet cassis and black berry fruit flavors that are accentuated with some lovely inner mouth perfume, while the tannins are finer tuned with a slight grainy edge to them, with ample acidity giving this a juicy vibrancy and length with a dash of herbal nuance kicking in on the dry finish. The interesting thing is that even at its young age it shows remarkably well and should develop nicely over 3-4 more years and drink well for a number of years after that. A beautiful combo of finesse and elegance coupled with engaging fruit purity makes this an over achiever. This is a great introduction to Margaret River Cabernet. It’s a lovely drop that will have many a fan.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Wine Advocate Issue #224 April 2016
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of crushed blackberries and black currants with a bay leaf, dried thyme and pencil shavings background plus a hint of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, it packs a lot of fruit into the palate, well supported by grainy tannins and just enough acid, finishing with good length



Winemaker Notes

'Filius' translates to son of in latin, reflecting the relationship between this wine and the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon; the estate's most historic red wine. Filius is a more approachable, opulent interpretation of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, a style renowned for its elegance and power. All fruit parcels were vinified and matured individually before grading post maturation to create a regional expression of the vintage.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$21.99

12645

Cabernet Sauvignon


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