Vasse Felix Cabernet Merlot

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The Vasse Felix Cabernet Merlot demonstrates the true potential of this blend. Blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit dominate, with some vanilla oak and acidity to match. The Merlot plays a supporting role and adds fleshy plums, dried herbs and nutmeg to the mid-palate.

Winemaker : Virginia Wilcock

Region : Margaret River, Western Australia

Peak Drinking : Drinks beautifully now, can be cellared for 3-5 years

Varieties : 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

Food Matching : Lamb anyway

Vintage : 2012

Oak : 100% French oak for 12 months

Colour : Maroon with a red brick hue

Nose : A tightly woven, complex and elegant nose with prominent notes of red berries, and blackcurrant intertwined with hints of licorice, dried leaf, tomato bush, cedar and smoky oak spice

Palate : Arrives savoury, yet fruit filled, with succulent and luscious blackcurrant and red berry and bright acidity. It builds with wonderful stony, but sinewy, fine tannins and finishes with intriguing earth notes of native dried twigs

Alcohol Level : 14.5%


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