Vasse Felix Cabernet Merlot 2016
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Vasse Felix produces a generously structured Cabernet Merlot with ripe dark fruits, fine grained tannins and extraordinary length. Careful fruit selection and astute use of oak provides balance and complexity to a wine that will reward medium term cellaring.
Deep ruby red with purple hues. Lovely perfumed aromatics with very expressive ripe dense fruit characters. A complex array of black cherry, brambly plums, vanillin spice, liquorice, spearmint spice and dried leafy herbs provides lift and freshness. Attractive cedary cherry wood characters offer savoury complexity and attractive oak offers vanillin spice and very subtle toasty layers. Fine supple tannins, length and structure, the menthol/ minty/ herbal/ dried leaf notes are typical of Margaret River Cabernet, while Merlot and Malbec offer the more primary berry fruits and lifted intensity.