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.
Colour: Ruby with a brick tint.
Aroma: A subdued yet exotic savoury perfume with light red-berry jam notes and traces of sour cherry. Hints of nori, sage and teak add to notes of shortbread, peanut and blood orange.
Palate: A very light but plush palate with plummy notes, a fresh tangy length and fine but strong, powdery tannin finish. The ever so subtle flavours of plum, teak, black tea and a hint of clove round out this intriguing wine.
Grape Varieties: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot
Aging: French Oak Barrique 51% New, 49% in 1-3 year olds for 16 months
Awards: 93pts – Wine Spectator; 96pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Vasse Felix
The internationally acclaimed wines of Vasse Felix come from the very first commercial vineyard in the Margaret River area of Western Australia planted in 1967. Nominated as one of Gourmet Traveller 2010 Winemaker of the year, Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock creates a portfolio of Vasse Felix wines that represents a definite expression of variety and sense of place. Vasse Felix continues to be one of the most highly reviewed and visited wineries in Australia.