"This wine is the benchmark of the latent power, grace and inherent balance of the 2018 vintage in Margaret River. Texturally similar to the classically sophisticated 2014 vintage, but with far greater density and weight. Here, the savoury tannins are countersunk into the fruit already: shapely, firm, chewy, malleable – everywhere and nowhere at once. Waves of blood plum, cassis, blackberry, pomegranate, juniper, raspberries, saltbush, bay leaf and salted red licorice crash against the rocks, as kelp, nori, iodine, red gravel and brine ride the smaller sets out the back. Sensational. Astounding. A wine for the ages."
Erin Larkin - Wine Companion
"A great edition of the top Cabernet blend from Vasse Felix, this has a lot of power and depth. The aromas run from red to blue and dark berries with a leafy edge and attractive, fresh florals. The palate has a core of blue-toned fruit flavor that drives so deep, with a helix-like interplay of acidity and tannin. Impressive. Drink over the next decade or more."
Nick Stock - James Suckling
"Highly perfumed, blueberry, boysenberry and raspberry, baking spices, maybe a little pimento and choc-mint slice. It’s medium-bodied, fresh and lively, fragrant and succulent in fruit flavour, with a subtle bay leaf character, tannin is ripe and gravelly, and the finish is very long and firm. It’s powerful, yet graceful too, showing the excellent 2018 vintage to great effect. It’ll be a beautiful thing given time to unfurl."
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front