A selection of the most unique and striking vineyard sections, recognised for its innovative winemaking and distinguishing 'Heytesbury' character.
Mild conditions in Margaret River with no extreme weather conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent the only disappointment was yields being down across the Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in Spring and pressure from an increase in the local population of Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom.
Top 100 Wine 2016 - 97 points
One of the icons of Margaret River, a chardonnay that has had spectacular success in shows over the past 5+ years, this vintage typical. The mouthfeel and balance are flawless, supple yet focused, all the ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity - in perfect harmony and balance. Screwcap. 13% alc. Rating 97. Drink to 2028.
The chardonnays at Vasse Felix have been on the up for a number of years but it is hard to remember a better one. Such intensity, such power and yet such elegance and poise. The fruit is expressed with exquisite precision on the palate, with the pristine nectarine and crunchy, lemony pear and subtle grapefruit a compelling combination. A smidgeon of toasty oak completes a stunning wine. Best drinking Now - 2023
The Vasse Felix 2015 Heytesbury Chardonnay was awarded Gold - 95 points within the 2015 Chardonnay category.
All three Chardonnays from Vasse Felix are highly commendable, but this strikingly funky, palate-cleaving flagship excites with its texture and savoury back-palate resonance. Smoky flint and oak notes are joined by lamb fat and lanolin layers which build around a backbone of firm, lip-smacking pink grapefruit. Drinking Window 2017 - 2021 (2014 vintage)