A soft and sumptuous Margaret River Shiraz. Vasse Felix Classics are fruit-driven, approachable styles that have become some of Australia's most popular everyday classics since their inception in the 1980s.
Moderate spring temperatures accompanied by low solar radiation and cool soil conditions contributed to slower vine growth and increased disease pressure. Thankfully, a consistently warm and dry summer ensured clean canopies and another early start to the white harvest. Rapidly cooling weather in March allowed extended ripening time for the reds and more traditional harvest timing through late March into April.
It gets the mix pretty right... Sufficient tannin, sufficient fruit, a hit of dark olivey flavour to the bed of sweet, curranty fruit. Violet-like notes add lift. Easy to like; hard to fault. It is so well balanced that it could easily drink well over a longer period than the window provided here. Drink 2014 - 2017