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Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2016

Ray Jordan 99 Points!

"The best Cullity yet released... compelling and just magnificent." - Ray Jordan, The West Australian

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot. Tiny production wine from Margaret River's oldest rows of vines.

Ray Jordan 99 Points!


"The best Cullity yet released, confirmed in my own mind at a vertical tasting of the previous vintages. Lifted scents of cedar and subtle bay leaf with crushed rose petal nuances. The palate is deep and powerful with controlled structure of chalky, slightly powdery fine tannins and fine-grained oak. There is a minerally almost sea spray like character cutting through the dark fruits and chocolate richness. Compelling and just magnificent."


- Ray Jordan, The West Australian


"The 2016 fruit has a salivating saltiness about it. Led by red berries and cassis it is pure and concentrated. This is almost shimmering in its power and drive. It is very long through the finish; it is hard to know when it ends. The tannins are fine, crushed powder fine. It speaks of balance and harmony. It manages to convey power without weight, it is medium bodied and silky. A gloriously complex, fine and beautiful cabernet."


- Erin Larkin


"This has a very complex, integrated array of red-plum, redcurrant and mulberry aromas with cedary nuances, as well as forest wood, fresh earth, graphite, pepper, leaves, shitake mushrooms and more. The palate is finely layered with grainy, powerful tannin and gives an overall impression of focused power with deeply rich dark berries, plums, berries and mulberries. Seamlessly composed. Drink or hold. This has a long life ahead."


- James Suckling


"Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate, was established by Dr Thomas Brendan Cullity in 1967. Among his first plantings were Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec vines, from which he produced the estate’s first red wine. The Tom Cullity descends from these original vines and represents the pinnacle of Vasse Felix.


 

A deep perfume of wild berries reveals distinctive savoury characters, woodsy Margaret River Forest and briny ocean breeze. Intense and powerful with dried rose petal and violet paired with earthy aromas of mushrooms, the spice of fresh cedar, and linseed oil. Hints of peppermint tree leaves are complemented by enticing notes of a canelé pastry and dark chocolate. Incredibly luscious, rich fruit builds into a long, fine, powdery tannin structure. Refreshing floral notes are expressed throughout the palate with lingering blackcurrant and blackberry. Medium bodied, the complexity of ocean and nori influence pairs beautifully with notes of chocolate, polished leather and exotic spices. An elegant, palpable and clean dry finish with earthy power and wild berry custard tart rounding out this complex palate."


Vasse Felix

 

 

Country:
Australia
Region:
WA- Margaret River
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Cabernet blend
Vintage:
2016
Size:
750mL

Price Category:
$ 100-200

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$185.00