Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec PetitVerdot Cabernet Franc Margaret River Western Australia
A collation of superior harvests from the northern parts of Margaret River, the pick of fruit from elite blocks, whence optimal ripeness is assured with each and every vintage. The weighty structure and determinedly drying tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon are mellowed by the softness of Merlot, the inclusion of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc brings the whole assemblage forward, making Filius, ripe and ready for those anxious aspirants who adore the Margaret River Cabernet Merlot style but are unable to await the distance.
Parcels are separately crushed into fermenters, Cabernet is treated to a term of maceration for development of fine structural tannins and optimal extraction of black currant fruit characters. Merlot is cold soaked and pressed early off skins to preserve soft luscious mouthfeel. Batches are handled to a traditional oxidative regimen, aimed at softening the palate and rounding out tannins, while infusing perfume richness and introducing layers of complexity. Upon completion of primary ferments and a course of malolactic, components are matured for a year in a selection of the finest, mostly well seasoned French oak barriques. Alcohol 14.0%
Deep maroon red hues. Fine, complex, savoury nose of drak currant, red and black berries, cassis, the complexity of Mexican chocolate, cumin and dried herbs before a touch of vanilla. A luscious entrance to the palate, laden with red berries and cassis, herbs and spiced oak flavours before a fresh and fine, dry tannin dry finish.