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2014 Classic Dry Red

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.

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright maroon. NOSE Elevated raspberry, blackberry, liquorice and fennel with a hint of salami, tomato paste and earthy, dried twig perfumes. PALATE Very soft, polished texture with pure, fine fruit running across the palate. Subtle dry tannins offer a clean finish with hints of black forest cake and coffee.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The individual batches were crushed separately into stainless steel fermentation vessels. They were pressed off skins early to maintain a soft, succulent mouth feel. The resulting wine was matured in barriques for 12 months, with the incorporation of traditional oxidative handling, to soften and round the tannin profile and add further aroma and flavour complexity
Varietals:
Production Notes
98% Shiraz, 2% Merlot
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
14.00
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinks beautifully now, best enjoyed in its youth
Harvested:
Harvest Date
Late March 2014
Oak:
Fermentation
100% French oak, 12 months (1-4 year old)
TA:
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH:
pH
3.51
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.53 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
September 2015
Vintage Notes
2014

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent, almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in Spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent.

2014 Classic Dry Red
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Reviews
  • 91 Points

    Ray Jordan's Top 100 Red Wines

    The quintessential Classic Dry Red made from a blend. Hard to fault as a wine at this price. Classy stuff. (2013 Vintage)

  • Approachable

    Chief Winemaker, Virginia Willcock

    The 2014 Classic Dry Red is now 98% Shiraz and an even more approachable all-occasions red than ever before!

  • The Wine Front

    Classically Drinkable Red

    Classic Dry Red. Margaret River. In smaller print, on the front label, comes the word: Shiraz. It may well be shiraz but it's a relatively herbal version. It's not unripe or hard; it's fleshy with berries and peppers and cloves, a smoky stalk-like character obvious throughout. It's not deep or profound but more importantly, it's not simple. It keeps you both guessing and interested, but in accessible way. It could be called a Classically Drinkable Red.

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