(2010 Vintage) Opaque black crimson color with dark red black hue. The nose is quite perfumed with delightful scents of blackcurrant and violets followed by some mulberry, cedary tobacco, a hint of bay leaf and spice. Medium to full bodied the palate is perfectly weighted for Margaret River Cabernet possessing a superb combination of richness, elegance and structure that will ensure a long cellaring life. Mouthfilling flavors of blackcurrant and dark mulberry are overlaid with a touch of bay leaf followed by some cedary tobacco like characters and spice. Solidly built yet very fine grained and perfectly integrated tannin structure. Excellent length with long blackcurrant, mulberry, tobacco and spicy cedar aftertaste.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Vasse Felix is the winery credited with starting the Margaret River expansion of winemaking in Western Australia. It offers a range of price points with this wine being in the middle of the group. It is a clean, brisk, slightly tight wine with somewhat more acidity to its mid-palate and finish than one might expect, but it makes up for its narrowness with reasonable depth of fruit and quite admirable length. Use it with shellfish. GOOD VALUE