Selections from the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay collection have been making quite a stir with US wine critics recently, with some stellar reviews featuring in two of the country's most popular wine publications; Wine Enthuasiast and Wine Spectator.
Full reviews can be found below.
2019 Heytesbury Chardonnay - 97 points.
“One of the most renowned Chardonnays in Australia, the latest release is a knockout. A cool vintage allowed for
gorgeous natural acidity and bright fruit to shine. Being the most cellarworthy of the Vasse Chards, Heytesbury
is always structured and more oak driven when young. It opens with heady aromas of toasted nuts, flint, seashell,
vanilla pod and a seaweed-like umami note amid melon and lemon curd. The palate is fabulously fresh with textural
complexity, and lingering nut, saline and citrusnotes on the lengthy finish.”
2019 Chardonnay - 95 points, Editors’ Choice.
“This classic wine is rich and concentrated yet bright and elegant. Citrus, melon rind, oyster shell, toasted brioche
and nutty notes flow into a beautifully constructed palate. There’s crackling acidity straight out of the gate and
subtle,toasty oak to ground it. Slippery and slinky, with salinity and depth of flavor, this is a finessed, balanced wine.”
2020 Filius Chardonnay - 92 points.
“This entry-level wine opens with a lift of tangy citrus and stone fruit, with just a hint of oak and native yeast complexities. The palate is light to medium in weight with a gentle textural creaminess, bright fruit and a salty crunch to the acidity. It’s a classy yet approachable wine that demonstrates how much Aussie Chard has grown up.”
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 points.
“Aromatic and expressive, with eucalyptus oil, sage and cedar wood accents and a dense core of dark cassis, black tea and star anise and dark chocolate notes that mingle on a supple, elegant frame.”
2020 Filius Chardonnay - 91 points.
“Expressive and generous, with ripe pear, yellow apple and spice notes that have plenty of concentration and a lush
frame. A note of mouthwatering lemon curd lingers on the finish.”
2018 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 points. Best Value Selection.
“Vibrant, juicy and distinctive, with a core of crisp pomegranate, blackberry, blood orange and sage notes on a bed of
fine-grained tannins. Shows tremendous harmony on the long finish.”