2014 Vasse Felix "Filius" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia SKU #1274818


RP 90
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K&L Notes

The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot. Its name means "son of" in Latin, that that reflects its relationship to the Vasse Felix Cabernet, the estate's most historic red. According to the winemaker, "Filius is a more approachable, opulent interpretation of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, a style renowned for its elegance and power. All fruit parcels were vinified and matured individually before grading post maturation to create a regional expression of the vintage." 92 points Wine Front: "I think this Cabernet from Margaret River might qualify as mellifluous. Which is not a word usually associated with this variety. Tobacco leaf, clove and gum leaf notes add sparkle, or at least complexity, to a pure, medium-bodied ooze of curranty fruit. Said fruit is the main driver. This is a perfectly balanced red, pitch perfect from start to finish. Accordingly it is good now, and should develop well over a good deal of time."

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    This is super serious Cabernet with both New World and Old World appeal. This is a wine that is big dark and rich, and seems to just get bigger and richer the longer that it is opened. Dark Cherry, Boysenberry, oak spice and a touch of eucalyptus. The fruit dominates this wine but it is so far from being a fruit bomb. There is plenty of big but super polished tannins and sneaky acidity which give the flavors a pop but not tang. This is a wine that needs at least 30mins decanting and should great for over a decade.
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    When you picture a perfect food wine, this is where your mind should go. The Filius Cabernet from Vasse Felix is both stunning in its own right, but also built for the table. From the dark berry fruit on the nose though to the savory green olive and black fruits on the palate, this wine is a knockout choice for heartier meals. Not only are the tannins ripe, and already integrated nicely into the body of the wine, but this little Cabernet walks a perfect balance between savory notes and round, fruit notes, creating a great marriage of elements.


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