Vasse Felix

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

8.914 ratings
9.05 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
Bob McDonald

Similar notes to 29 weeks ago. A classical Margaret River nose - herbs, geranium, bay leaf and cassis. A medium weight palate without the weight of the top Cuvée the Heytesbury.

Similar notes to 29 weeks ago. A classical Margaret River nose - herbs, geranium, bay leaf and cassis. A medium weight palate without the weight of the top Cuvée the Heytesbury.

Oct 11th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Mid Ruby in colour. Aromas of Cassis, Bay Leaf, Capsicum and Herbs - very much in the Margaret River mould. Medium weight on the palate but with M plus intensity - tannins largely resolved. An excellent Cabernet from a good vintage- not quite the complexity of their flagship, the Heytesbury back in those days. Vasse Felix was the pioneer in Margaret River with Dr. Tom Cullity planting vines in 1973. The flagship for VF is now named after him.

Mid Ruby in colour. Aromas of Cassis, Bay Leaf, Capsicum and Herbs - very much in the Margaret River mould. Medium weight on the palate but with M plus intensity - tannins largely resolved. An excellent Cabernet from a good vintage- not quite the complexity of their flagship, the Heytesbury back in those days. Vasse Felix was the pioneer in Margaret River with Dr. Tom Cullity planting vines in 1973. The flagship for VF is now named after him.

Mar 17th, 2020
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

This wine was a deep garnet red. Loved the nose from the start. As some of you might know, we love a slightly stinky nose. It is not off putting to us at all. Nose started off dirty with a slight barnyard nose and moldy/smoked cheese. It developed into charred wood, smoke and a few vegetal notes such as green bell peppers. Heavy tannins (7/10), such a beautiful bite to it that we were not expecting. Solid acidity complemented the tannins and moderate plus body. Slightly savory on the palate with some light vegetal notes. Long and lingering dry finish. Would love to find some of this to buy. If this retailed for the price at Eno Wine Bar, it is still worth that, great QPR! Drink till 2027.

This wine was a deep garnet red. Loved the nose from the start. As some of you might know, we love a slightly stinky nose. It is not off putting to us at all. Nose started off dirty with a slight barnyard nose and moldy/smoked cheese. It developed into charred wood, smoke and a few vegetal notes such as green bell peppers. Heavy tannins (7/10), such a beautiful bite to it that we were not expecting. Solid acidity complemented the tannins and moderate plus body. Slightly savory on the palate with some light vegetal notes. Long and lingering dry finish. Would love to find some of this to buy. If this retailed for the price at Eno Wine Bar, it is still worth that, great QPR! Drink till 2027.

Feb 20th, 2016
David Townsend

Typical of Margaret River, enough herbal aromas to balance ripeness. Wood is well integrated as well. Terrific wine that has a decade of increased brilliance ahead.

Typical of Margaret River, enough herbal aromas to balance ripeness. Wood is well integrated as well. Terrific wine that has a decade of increased brilliance ahead.

Jan 1st, 2015
Big Wave Dave

Lots more depth and complexity with 6 yrs bottle age. Nice

Lots more depth and complexity with 6 yrs bottle age. Nice

Oct 16th, 2015
Johnno Harris

Is in a good spot as a 6YO. Some slight green bean and boot polish notes with a lick of sweet oak on the the tail.

Is in a good spot as a 6YO. Some slight green bean and boot polish notes with a lick of sweet oak on the the tail.

Apr 4th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.4

Donald had this 7 years ago

Donald had this 7 years ago

Mar 22nd, 2014
Lachlan McMurdo

Lachlan had this 5 years ago

Lachlan had this 5 years ago

Dec 24th, 2015
Johnno Harris

Johnno had this 6 years ago

Johnno had this 6 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2015
Paul Makowski

Paul had this 6 years ago

Paul had this 6 years ago

Mar 16th, 2015