Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
The great structural elements of Cabernet Sauvignon are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec, a collation of superior harvests from the northern parts of Margaret River, the pick of elite blocks, whence optimal ripeness is assured with each and every vintage. The weighty structure and determinedly drying tannins of Cabernet are mellowed by the softness of Malbec, bringing the whole assemblage forward, making Filius, ripe and ready for those anxious aspirants who adore the Margaret River style but are unable to await the distance.
Parcels are separately crushed into fermenters, Cabernet Sauvignon is treated to a term of maceration for development of fine structural tannins and optimal extraction of black currant fruit characters. The balance is 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.
Bright red brick maroon. Deep, savoury Cabernet nose of blackcurrants and dark cherry, damp earth and cedar, the spiced complexity of Malbec. Luscious and juicy upfront, dark berry fruits are complemented by the savouryness of beef and dried woody herbs, a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.