97 Points Ray Jordan
95 Points & 5 Stars Huon Hooke
95 Points Campbell Mattinson
This wine expresses the distinct regional profile of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and the site characters it takes from the Vasse Felix vineyards, with a focus on Wilyabrup. It was the first red wine produced in Margaret River and has been made every year since 1972. Cabernet is a robust variety ideally suited to Margaret River’s climate and deep, well drained soils.
“Concentrated dark fruits with details of violets, spices, licorice, anise, dried herbs, with underlying blackberry. Full-bodied, deep and firm with good strong tannins and persistence. This will age superbly. (88% cabernet sauvignon, 9% malbec, 2% petit verdot, 1% merlot)” – 95 Points & 5 Stars Huon Hooke
“A medium weight cabernet to show more bulkier renditions a clean set of heals. This is a slashing way to present cabernet. Energetic and bright yet fluid and soft. It boasts just enough weight, and power, to build good momentum through the palate but at no point does it press too hard, or for too much. Bay leaf, black olive and blackcurrant flavours are the main conveyors here. Tannin is a light sheet through the back half of the wine. The touch is light, the effect dramatic.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson for James Halliday Wine Companion
“Captures the elegance of this great vintage. Doesn’t have the density and opulence of the 2014 but there is classic angular structure. Typical graphite, soy and savoury notes with a hint of tobacco leaf with black olive nuance. Classy oak integration and fine-grained tannins. One of the very finest that marks the next statement of Vasse Felix cabernet. Ridiculously cheap for a wine of this quality. Best drinking: Now to 2030” – 97 Points Ray Jordan