Ranked #1 of 37 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec from Margaret River
Deep red colour with a good tinge of purple and a fragrant bouquet, which perhaps shows the floral notes of malbec. It's full-bodied, elegantly-crafted and finely-textured, with great amplitude and persistence, and seemingly quite high acidity. Very bright, natural tasting wine with a marvellously refreshing, more-ish finish. It's not the biggest or most powerful style, but a superb wine which will be long lived. (20% malbec, 4% petit verdot)
Drink: 2017 to 2043
95 Points Robert Parker
The exciting debut of a new Vasse Felix flagship, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Tom Cullity is named for the winery's founder. Unlike the supplanted Heytesbury red, it's made entirely from estate fruit, primarily from the winery's oldest vines. It's a rich, expansive wine yet retains a firm, structured core that should allow it to age gracefully. Mint and bay leaf notes add complexity to the cassis fruit, while flourishes of French oak add vanilla and cedar.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. December, 2017