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 conditions at the end of 2015 helped establish a healthy fruitset and better yields than the previous two seasons. January temperatures were warm, interrupted by one rainfall event late in the month, great viticulture management, clean, well-trimmed canopies and subsequent warm weather prevented disease risk. White varieties were harvested throughout February with elegant flavours and bright natural acidity.
Silver - with Special Value
The quintessential Classic Dry Red. Hard to fault as a wine at this price. Classy stuff. (2013)
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 talk-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. (2014)