Vasse Felix Cabernet Merlot 2011 Margaret River 14.5%
Classic and 'classic' WA Cabernet blend - lots of cigar and blackberry plum fruits laced with the pyrazine hit that one expects from CabSav and WA.
The plum component steps up on the palate providing mid palate weight and flavor contrast to the Cabernet; dry with medium+ (ish) tannins, medium acidity and a lengthy finish. No mistaking the role oak plays with this wine.
Balanced, medium+ length and medium+ complexity.
Overall a great example.