Vasse Felix

Filius Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

8.830 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

Bought this over the holidays to confuse family members who often drink Cali Cabernet. It did the job: there were ZERO guesses of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is precisely why I like this Margaret River expression. Yes, it's definitely oaked, but the higher acidity and brighter fruit notes make this a winner that's easy to drink. Added plus: very little in the Juniper + bell pepper department.

Bought this over the holidays to confuse family members who often drink Cali Cabernet. It did the job: there were ZERO guesses of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is precisely why I like this Margaret River expression. Yes, it's definitely oaked, but the higher acidity and brighter fruit notes make this a winner that's easy to drink. Added plus: very little in the Juniper + bell pepper department.

Dec 31st, 2018
Ron R
8.9

In general, I’ve always felt while the Aussie cabs are good, they don’t truly represent the varietal that I love. This is no exception. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, with very interesting notes of lavender, violets and red cherries, which transition to the palate. Just that it’s not typical, and I regret, but in some things, I loathe change. It has a delicate weight, but lacks that fleshy mouthfeel I have come to expect. The wood treatment also imparts a new angle as it tastes like cedar - not bad, just unfamiliar. After mildly spitting my pacifier out, it’s now firmly back in place, since I paid $25 per. It’s an interesting departure, but maybe not for “true” cab lovers.

In general, I’ve always felt while the Aussie cabs are good, they don’t truly represent the varietal that I love. This is no exception. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, with very interesting notes of lavender, violets and red cherries, which transition to the palate. Just that it’s not typical, and I regret, but in some things, I loathe change. It has a delicate weight, but lacks that fleshy mouthfeel I have come to expect. The wood treatment also imparts a new angle as it tastes like cedar - not bad, just unfamiliar. After mildly spitting my pacifier out, it’s now firmly back in place, since I paid $25 per. It’s an interesting departure, but maybe not for “true” cab lovers.

Nov 18th, 2018
M
6.5

20220407 yp360 w21002w vs WC disc w23492w

14.5%
jammy but high alcohol

20220407 yp360 w21002w vs WC disc w23492w

14.5%
jammy but high alcohol

Apr 7th, 2022
Jeff Miller

Distinctive entry level Cabernet from Vasse Felix. Juicy core of black raspberry, black plum and cassis framed by leafy herbal notes, black pepper, turned soil and wood spice. Killer bargain for $15.99. Drinks well above its price. Delicious.

Distinctive entry level Cabernet from Vasse Felix. Juicy core of black raspberry, black plum and cassis framed by leafy herbal notes, black pepper, turned soil and wood spice. Killer bargain for $15.99. Drinks well above its price. Delicious.

Aug 20th, 2021
Scott Kahn

This is a top wine from the professional press and I was delighted with the wines balance and the cedar notes that were on the bouquet and present on the palette too. Good to drink immediately!!

This is a top wine from the professional press and I was delighted with the wines balance and the cedar notes that were on the bouquet and present on the palette too. Good to drink immediately!!

Jun 12th, 2020
Matthew Davis

Super bell pepper strong flavor. Pretty good, overall, but a bit flat.

Super bell pepper strong flavor. Pretty good, overall, but a bit flat.

Dec 8th, 2019
Harianto Herdiman

Upon immediate pour: citrus.
Leathery, lavender, citrusy after 15 mins.
Ripe currant and tobbaco after 15mins ++

Note: decant for 15 mins and dont rush

Have to decant for 30mins to express itself.

Upon immediate pour: citrus.
Leathery, lavender, citrusy after 15 mins.
Ripe currant and tobbaco after 15mins ++

Note: decant for 15 mins and dont rush

Have to decant for 30mins to express itself.

Jul 19th, 2019
Takuya Namise

Sunder Beef

Sunder Beef

Jun 14th, 2019
JJ Lumia

I didn’t take notes but I was not impressed with this. Was very underwhelming for a WS Top 100. Thought it was overrated.

I didn’t take notes but I was not impressed with this. Was very underwhelming for a WS Top 100. Thought it was overrated.

Mar 17th, 2019
Ryan Vento

Final wine club before the birth of Baby V 😎

This was brought by my buddy’s wife because she wanted something that was totally foreign to her; something that would throw a kink in our usual tasting habits. Loads of eucalyptus/menthol and leather. This was a fun wine to try.

Final wine club before the birth of Baby V 😎

This was brought by my buddy’s wife because she wanted something that was totally foreign to her; something that would throw a kink in our usual tasting habits. Loads of eucalyptus/menthol and leather. This was a fun wine to try.

Feb 1st, 2019