Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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92pts Wine Spectator

If you've been firing up your grill, , you might want to open a bottle of Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy with them. It sports dark berry and fruit flavors, and a deliciously earthy side too, both of which are elevated by smooth, well-integrated tannins. Sip it with cheddar cheese burgers done on the grill, topped with grilled mushrooms and onions. Smoked brisket with a vinegary bbq sauce on a toasted brioche bun with pickled peppers will garner applause. Or, just grill your favorite steak cut and top it with a chunk of anchovy buttery to amp up the umami. You'll love it; we promise.

Wine Spectator:  "Firm, showing off the region's signature fresh herbal notes, which give this aromatic lift and linger on the finish. Bay leaf, rosemary and cedar details are effortlessly infused into the cassis and plum flavors. A hint of black tea adds to the complexity, as does the seamlessness of the velvety tannins. Drink now through 2035. 900 cases imported." Web Only 2020

Trade Notes:  "A deep perfume with blackcurrant, blueberry and coffee mocha complexities. Notes of dusty earth and woody perennial herbs mingle with hints of nori, dried forest leaves and wild mushrooms to create an inviting aroma. A light fragrant entrance with blackcurrant, raspberry and pot pourri builds to earthy complexities and fine, dry, dusty tannins which serve to frame the fruit. A comfortable, soft, juicy body and tannin profile finishes the wine fresh and long."

The 2017 Vintage: "2017 was a cooler and later vintage than the previous 10 years; a year of elegant, perhaps slightly lighter bodied wines, though ripe in flavour, vibrant and very perfumed. Higher than average yields in combination with a cooler season contributed to delayed ripening of the fruit and good acid retention. Some timely warmth and sunshine occurred throughout January, although February temperatures remained moderate with some rainfall. With the cooler weather, canopy management and fruit thinning was imperative to mitigate disease pressures and allow for even, persistent ripening. There was a warm start to March to finish the white harvest, followed by the driest April since 1982, finishing the reds beautifully."

Bottle 750ml, screw cap    
Varietal 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Alcohol  14.0%
Aging 12 months in 225L French barriques, 10% new, 90%1-5 years old
Region Margaret River, western Australia
Original Price $26.99
Current Price $23.97

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