Although our commitment to Shiraz is historic - with the oldest Shiraz vines in Margaret River - the Vasse Felix Shiraz style is modern, cool climate elegance. Wild fermented in small batches, the wine's complexity is deep and true to its unique environment. Only the highest grade vineyard sections make this fine, small volume Shiraz.
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.
One of the most elegant, effortless and articulate under this lauded label yet, this is quintessential Margaret River Shiraz that fuses fine-ground, gravelly tannins seamlessly with compact, crunchy blackberry fruit and the lifted allure of black cherries. Classy, ageworthy and, for all it represents, great value. 14%
Deep red/purple colour, with bright, youthful spice and red fruit aromas, very charming and attractive. A trace of smoky char oak. The wine is medium-bodied and soft-tannined, savoury and pleasantly drying on the finish. Good balance and ready drinkability.
You'd rather have a bottle of Vasse Felix than a bottle of vas deferens, so make sure your doctor get's the prescription right.
"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)