Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and is Margaret River’s founding wine estate. Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and ancient gravel-loam soils, making it ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. Vasse Felix wines are recognised benchmarks in Margaret River and Australia, and the estate is one of the country’s drawcard winery destinations.

OWNERS
The Holmes A Court family
WINEMAKERS
Virginia Willcock
ESTABLISHED
1967
VINEYARD LOCATION
Wilyabrup
ANNUAL CRUSH
2000 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Merlot

CELLAR DOOR
Corner of Tom Cullity Drive and Caves Road, Cowaramup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$19 – 90
PHONE
9756 5000
EMAIL
info@vassefelix.com.au
WEBSITE
www.vassefelix.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online, Export

Vasse Felix Filius cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($28)

What a stunning cabernet for the price. This is now the third tier behind the Marg cabernet and the Heytesbury, but in some ways that does it a disservice because it is a very good wine. Tightly focused and structured in classic cabernet style. Leafy black fruit with a dusty cedary influence. Very good wine.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 Years

Vasse Felix sauvignon blanc semillon 2015 ($24)

A blend that takes the usual fare for this combo to another plain of excellence. Superb aromatics of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and subtle lemon stone fruit. The palate is just beautiful with deep complexity and flavour. The fruit is still dominant but there are other factors at play which elevate this. Finishes crisp and precise.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 6 Years

Vasse Felix Filius chardonnay 2015 ($28)

Pure and vibrant expression of chardonnay at what is the entry level for Vasse Felix these days. Crunchy with a vibrant minerality and pristine fruit definition. Such fine delicate lines persistent through to the long finish.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 4 Years

Vasse Felix chardonnay 2015 ($37)

Thoroughly beautiful expression of Margaret River that shows the continuing evolution for this variety at Vasse Felix. It’s restrained and almost delicate, yet there is still all that underlying Margaret River intensity that drives through to the finish. Great texture and mouthfeel with a lively mix of nectarine and subtler stone fruit all perfectly harnessed with an exquisite touch of oak.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 8 Years

Vasse Felix Heytesbury chardonnay 2015 ($75)

White Wine of the Year,
Best of the West 2017 – Chardonnay

Oh my, this is seriously good. The chardonnays at Vasse Felix have been on the up for a number of years but it’s hard to remember a better one. Such intensity, such power and yet such elegance and poise. The fruit is expressed with exquisite precision on the palate with the pristine nectarine and crunchy lemony pear and subtle grapefruit a compelling combination. A smidgeon of toasty oak completes a stunning wine.
SCORE 98/100 CELLAR 8 Years

Vasse Felix cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($45)

Cabernet, like chardonnay, has been a particular focus for Vasse Felix. This is a special wine from a special vintage. Elegance and refinement personified. Leafy floral notes on the nose. But it is the palate that really sings. It’s relatively tight with a core of fine oak and firmish silky tannins, but there is sweet fleshy fruit held with focus that extends effortlessly to a long finish.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 15 Years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017