Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cabernet 1995

This is an outstanding Heytesbury cabernet blend from Vasse Felix from the highly regarded 1995 Margaret River vintage.  Nearing the end of its prime drinking window, this is cabernet at its best and I mean that in an international comparative context.  This wine would rival most left bank Bordeaux and is compulsory tasting for those lacking belief in Australian wine.  It has long length, mature characters of earth and blackcurrant and that ethereal character that distinguishes the finest of wines.  I am woefully underweight in Margaret River cabernet and a glance at Vasse Felix’s website suggests that this label is no longer made and notes on older vintages are seemingly not published.  A pity on all three counts. (Alc: 14%, Region: Margaret River, Rating: Outstanding, Drink: now, Price: $70+, Tasted: October, 2017)

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Very Good

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