Vasse Felix 'Tom Cullity' 2017

$225.00
Profile Savoury
Region Margaret River
Body Medium

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 purest expression of our history, place and vintage; the pinnacle of Vasse Felix.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Will reward careful cellaring for 10+ years
On the nose
A lovely, translucent ruby. The tightly intermingled perfume carries Tom’s Block characters of savoury tobacco, earthy forest and nori-like ocean breeze. Delicate red berry notes move into savoury tones of cherry pip, mushroom, white clay, brie rind and tamari. A floral fragrance of violets frames this elegant vintage.
On the palate
The body is plush and shapely, with lovely red berry fruit characters and super fine, talc-like tannins of unbelievable length. Graceful and sophisticated with a savoury core, the delicate complexity of perfumes linger on the long, drying finish.
Product Notes
2017 was an elegant, late season harvest resulting in beautifully ripe fruit. The unique small sections of Tom’s old blocks were hand-harvested, destemmed only without crushing and then wild fermented as whole berries. With minimal rack and return, this wine was aged on its fine lees, bringing beautiful savoury elements and soft tannins to this delicate vintage.