A classical savoury Cabernet perfume. Vibrant blackcurrant
fruit with gravel earth, hints of venison, mushrooms and truffles
mingle with a fine sage-like herbal lift. Fragrant spiced oak notes
sit beautifully underneath, delivering a touch of classical cedar.
A light entrance leads to juicy fruit with bright acidity,
with flavours of blackcurrant and woodsy native forest. Shapely
as a Cabernet should be, the power starts to build with a fine
tannin profile, leaving a lengthy dry, linear finish.
Mild conditions in Margaret River with no extreme weather
conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady
intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent
the only disappointment was yields being down across the
Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in
spring and pressure from an increase in the local population of
Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom
The structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are
embraced with a hint of the Malbec's dark fruit to make a classic
Vasse Felix style Cabernet Sauvignon. All vineyard sections are
fermented separately, accentuating the natural beauty of each
parcel of fruit. After 12 months matured in barrique, the Cabernet
was blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a
savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not
considered the best.
Maroon with a purple tint