There's nothing but praise for this magnificent two-time 95-point (and four-time 94-point) Cabernet from Margaret River's legendary Vasse Felix. Crunchy cassis, graphite, chocolatey cedar with superbly integrated oak and supple tannins. Ravishing.
Dr Thomas Cullity is a legend in wine – the founding father of Margaret River. He was already experimenting with vineyards in 1965, then started proper in 1967, producing a Gold medal Riesling in 1972 and a Gold medal Cabernet in 1973. Quality and reputation for this stellar estate have continued to rise over the decades. In 2012 it won Trophies for Wine of the Year, Winery of the Year (and again in 2018) and two for Winemaker of the Year, plus 11 Trophies for their flagship Chardonnay, Heytesbury, alone. Cabernet is another speciality (see all the terrific scores clocked up by this 2017). Using tiny parcels of Wilyabrup Cabernet, wild fermented and matured for 18 months in part-new French oak barriques, it's extremely stylish. Cellar.
"Dollar for dollar, this is the best value cabernet released in the State. Focused and long"
Ray Jordan, 95 points The West Australian