This wine is made primarily from the oldest Shiraz vines in Margaret River and is fermented in small batches and matured in French barriques. Margaret River Shiraz is rich and generous in style, yet offers elegance and finesse.
An exceptionally dry Spring resulted in small balanced canopies and early development stages. A very warm Summer with timely rainfall around veraison was followed by rapid ripening to an early vintage. Whites were harvested in a very short time frame though retained good acid. Reds were early but slowed a little with milder conditions in March, resulting in excellent quality.
It is a stunning red with sumptuous aromas of mulberry, raspberry, lavender and sarsaparilla with vanilla and mint. The fruit bursts forth across your tongue - it's supple and silky with flavours of dusty Satsuma plums and mulberry leashed by pepper, baking spices, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate. It is a decadent wine with excellent persistence. A wine for grilled meats, hearty bean chili and barbecued sausages.
The best part is this wine has recently seen a $5 price decrease.
One of the gems of Western Australia, Vasse Felix is home not only to outstanding wines but the oldest vineyard in Margaret River.