Vasse Felix Tom Cullity 2014
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.
The palate is vibrant with mouth-watering cranberry freshness and while light, is juicy, precise and balanced with remarkable fine-grained tannins. Long cassis and cherry pip flavored tannins create a dry and fine finish. A significant Cabernet of uniquely delicate proportions.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
A very insightful blend of predominantly cabernet sauvignon with 16% malbec and 4% petit verdot. This is a single-vineyard wine at the pinnacle of the endeavors of Vasse Felix. It opens with red fruits in the redcurrant and red-cherry zone, as well as fresh red and purple flowers with some deeper notes of blue fruit. The palate is the star though. The way that the malbec entwines itself around cabernet's linear tannins and enriches the wine without fundamentally changing its shape is genius. A supple, fresh and commanding Margaret River red. Best from 2022. Screw cap. Top 100 Wine of 2018 - 98pts James Suckling