Deep, savoury Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, dark
cherry, damp earth and cedar mingle with a spicy complexity care
of the vibrant Malbec portion.
Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is
complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody
herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate
transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish, in classical
‘Son of’ the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. It carries the structure,
power and tannins of classic Cabernet in an earlier drinking, more
forward style from fruit sourced from each of the Vasse Felix
vineyards.Moderate spring conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a
healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons.
January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event
late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, welltrimmed
canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented
The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are
embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix
style. After 12-15 months maturation in barrique where traditional
oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin profile, the
Cabernet is blended with the ideal percentage of Malbec to create a
savoury fine wine with medium weight, where big is not considered
Bright maroon with a red brick edge.