Our Shiraz is made from some of the region’s oldest Shiraz vines at our Home Vineyard in Wilyabrup. The wine is fermented in small batches and matured in French barriques. Margaret River Shiraz is a delicate and structured style with elegance and finesse.
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.
Everything is in neat order with this Margaret River shiraz. There's not a hair out of place here. The fruit is ripe, the tannin is supple, the spice notes are tucked in neatly and oak has been managed just-so. Acidity is in check too. We move logically and consistently at every point along the palate, the flavours eventually flowing freely through the fine mesh of tannin. Medium-weight red, black and red berries, squeaky clean, done very well. (2015 vintage)
"distinguished line of shiraz over the years"
Vasse Felix is best known for its cabernets yet it has some great old-vine shiraz and with the result you get wines like this. Clearly one of the best they have made in a distinguished line of shiraz over the years. Aromatics with dusty savoury plum and a sprinkle of earth with grainy chewy tannins balancing the fruit. (2014 vintage)
Complex and Restrained
Margaret River Shiraz offers gentle fruit characters, a juicy palate and soft, textured tannins with refreshing natural acidity. This is the signature Shiraz of Vasse Felix and made primarily from the Estate's 1967 Shiraz vines.