This wine is a blend of Vasse Felix's best parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, a portion of which is fermented in new French oak barriques to provide additional complexity, texture and length. It is aromatic and vibrant with a subtle savoury nuance.
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. Chardonnay has intensity and balance, and particularly good natural acidity, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc have fruit power and intensity.
"Intense, incisive aromas and flavours from nettle and snow pear to gooseberry, citrus and nuances of passionfruit, bound together by balanced acidity."
A very clever wine that has neatly styled lime and white peach fruit. Gently flinty, some dried flowers and grassy nuances, with plenty of interest here. The palate is lined with tropical fruits in the mango and guava flavor spectrum, fleshy and ripe, nicely cut with crunchy acidity. Drink now. Screw cap.