2021 Vasse Felix “Filius” Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia – WS #2 Top 10 Best Values 2023 (WS 93)

2021 Vasse Felix “Filius” Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia – WS #2 Top 10 Best Values 2023 (WS 93)

$26.95

Description

The 2021 Filius was ranked by Wine Spectator as the #2 Best Value of 2023 (<click here

Vasse Felix became Margaret River‘s founding wine estate when Dr. Tom Cullity first planted vines in the region back in 1967!  We visited the winery in January of 2019 and were treated to a very special tasting of the portfolio.  Since then we have always looked forward to the new releases of the Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon, which we feel was one of the standout values discovered on our trip.

The winery is located in the Wilyabrup region of Margaret River near the town of Cowaramup, and is almost a microcosm of Bordeaux as the soils are all alluvial based, and the climate is influenced by the Indian Ocean only a few miles away.  More specifically, this is the very same area where we found other outstanding wines from Xanadu, Howard Park, and Cullen.  It certainly seems to be ground zero for the finest Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Margaret River.

“Stunning and complex, this stylish, concentrated red offers pure raspberry puree and black cherry flavors that show details of earthy dried porcini mushroom, along with notes of toasted herbs, sandalwood and espresso bean. The long finish reveals firming tannins, but they remain polished and effortless.” – 93 points, Wine Spectator

The 2021 Filius is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Malbec, 1.5% Petit Verdot aged 11 months in French oak barrique (1-5 vintages used).  !4% Alcohol.