from Margaret River
There are wines that are ‘top shelf’. And then there are wines that require their own new shelf to be built. The Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Blend 2015 is such a wine. When Vasse Felix, the first winery in Margaret River, makes a wine to honour its founder Dr Thomas Brendan Cullity, you know it’s going to get plenty of attention in the vineyard and in the winery. And not surprisingly, it gets plenty of attention from everyone who has the pleasure of tasting it. A powerful blend of cabernet (78%) and malbec (20%), each component brings its best to the table, including a tiny splash of petit verdot. In the winery, 51% new French oak barriques are used for 16 months maturation, with the remainder in seasoned oak barriques. The result is a wine with fine-grained tannins that suggest a long and healthy future. An opulent wine, there are lifted dark berried fruit characters on the nose, framed with classy dusty, cedary oak. There’s polish and poise, definitely a step up from even the best cabernet Margaret River has to offer. The palate builds and builds with energy and intensity. And once it has you in its hold, it doesn’t let go. Definitely one for the cellar and one to drink with those who’ll appreciate it - and recognise Tom’s foresight to start Vasse Felix in Margaret River.
Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:
* to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $8,000).
* for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700)
Liquor Licence No. 36128660
Limited Licence No. 36128660 | Pre-retail Licence No. 33763356 | Packaged Liquor Licence No. 32066921
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