Vasse Felix, Filius Cabernet Sauvignon


This is a gorgeous red wine from a superb winery in the west of Australia that was established by a doctor whose grandparents were born in Kerry!

A superb Cabernet Sauvignon grown in one of the most recent regions to be recognised as a genuinely world-class region for growing this grape, it comes from a heritage that has some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon plants in Australia.

Made in an early-drinking style, this is a wine that is full of attractive red berry, blackcurrant and bramble fruit flavours on account of it actually being a blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Malbec and 1.5% Petit Verdot. The grapes are from a range of younger vines and some of the discarded vines of their top sites too. Made using open-top fermenters to enhance the aromatic profile of the wines, they are then aged in a range of 1 to 5 year old French oak barrels for just under a year, with the express effort to retain freshness, fruit purity and varietal typicity. But there is enough oak to get excited about it - it acts as though it is a cameo, but for us, this is a bit like Judy Dench winning the Oscar best supporting actor in Shakespeare In Love - you know it's a small part, but oh, what a role and how it is played!

Founded in 1967 by Cardiologist Tom Cullity, who's grandparents were born on neighbouring farms in Kerry, the winery is Margaret River's first commercial winery and very quickly set the bar for what has become a vibrant and seriously respected region in the world of wine. The soils, climate, aspect to the sun and the access to natural subterranean water supplies made it the perfect spot for him to live out his vision for Vasse Felix, which is the same to this day: "to make the best possible wine".

Region: Margaret River

Country: Australia

Grape(s): Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Svelte, Silky, Medium Full, Fruity, Elegant, Dark, Complex, Balanced

Best food matches: Wild Boar, Venison, Veal, Steak, Sausages, Roasts, Red Meats, Poultry, Pork, Pizza, Mature Cheeses, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Game, Duck, Cheeses, Charcuterie, Casseroles, Beef, Barbecue

Alcohol: 14.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

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We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.