Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2019

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2019

 

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Vasse Felix
Chardonnay 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Margaret River
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

A pure, elegant and vibrant style of Chardonnay, embracing the region’s powerful fruit with complexity and restraint to express the environment, with the hallmarks of Vasse Felix’s premier vineyards.

Experts Score Vintage
WE Wine Enthusiast 95 2019
W&S Wines & Spirits 92 2019
JS James Suckling 92 2019
WS Wine Spectator 92 2018
RP Robert Parker 92 2018
DCT Decanter 91 2018
JH James Halliday 96 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings
Tasting Notes: 
Appearance: Pale straw with a green tinge.
Nose: A subdued yet complex perfume of lemon blossom, lime and ginger, with delicate hints of brioche and pine needles. Savoury overtones of bread crust, almond and spicy oak bring depth to the intriguing fragrance.
Palate: The soft creamy texture, polished acidity and light, dry tannin finish combine to create an incredible body and mouthfeel. Lovely citrus flavours mingle with hints of crushed dry vine leaf and kaffir lime. Not overtly fruity in this cool vintage, the wine is delicate and textured, with pure balance.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 95 Points (2019)
This classic wine is rich and concentrated yet bright and elegant. Citrus, melon rind, oyster shell, toasted brioche and nutty notes flow into a beautifully constructed palate. There's crackling acidity straight out of the gate and subtle, toasty oak to ground it. Slippery and slinky, with salinity and depth of flavor, this is a finessed, balanced wine. Drink now–2028.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 92 Points (2019)
Virginia Willcock takes her prime chardonnay parcels on two separate paths: Mostly Gingin clone, two thirds of this wine is whole-cluster pressed and sent to barrels as unclarified juice. The other portion, harvested to handle some skin contact, gets direct-pressed and goes into barrels with most of its solids. Both lots ferment without added yeasts and age in their barrels (39 percent new) for nine months. Combined, they create a long, fresh, coastal chardonnay with depth. The skin phenolics add richness while also tightening the structure: The wine retains youthful lightness and an ethereal energy.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2019)
Such juicy and attractive, ripe stone fruit rules the nose with an edge of mineral and flint. The palate is mouthwateringly juicy and offers a wealth of peach, pear and mango flavor, wrapped up in a dry, crisp finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2018)
Elegant and powerful, starting off succulent, with fleshy peach, pear and apricot flavors. Details of spice, hazelnut and cinnamon linger effortlessly on the finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2018)
Vasse Felix's 2018 Chardonnay is emblematic of the vintage, showcasing luscious fruit and generosity. Subtle notes of toasted grain accent apple, pear and melon flavors, and while this medium to full-bodied wine is plump, round and silky-textured, it also ends with a lively, refreshing dose of citrus.

Decanter (DCT) : 91 Points (2018)
Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery founded in Margaret River, in 1967. Heytesbury Chardonnay is its icon white (£60), Premier the mid-tier, and its ‘son’ (Filius) is modestly priced, yet delivers a taste of that famous house style: buttery oak, apple crumble, sweet peach, vibrant acidity. Hay Shed Hill and Xanadu’s Estate Chardonnay are other quality buys at a similar price.

James Halliday (JH) : 96 Points (2015)
From Vasse Felix's premier vineyards focused on Wilyabrup, fermented and matured in French oak (42% new) for 9 months. The bouquet is still developing, but the palate guarantees the medium to long-term future of a chardonnay with exceptional length and intensity, pear, white peach and grapefruit combining to make light work of the oak. Restrained like a lion on a leash. (9/2016)

Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2019
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2019
Vasse Felix
Heytesbury Chardonnay 2019
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Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Vasse Felix
Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
DCT
92
JS
94
WS
91
This wine expresses the distinct regional profile of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and the site characters it takes from the Vasse Felix vineyards, with a focus on Wilyabrup. It was the first red wine produced in Margaret River and has been made every year since 1972. Cabernet is a robust variety ideally suited to Margaret River’s climate and deep, well-drained soils.
37,90 €
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Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2020
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Vasse Felix
Filius Chardonnay 2020
JS
92
W&S
91
DCT
91
Vasse Felix Chardonnay is typified by its bright, elegant fruit, subtle wild complexities and a tight acid structure, reflecting the vibrancy and purity of this variety in Margaret River. ‘Filius’ translates to ‘son of’ in Latin, reflecting the relationship between this wine and its premier ‘father’.
22,90 €
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Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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Vasse Felix
Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
JH
96
WS
92
JS
91
Wine Spectator TOP 100 2018
22,90 €
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Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec 2014
Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec 2014
Vasse Felix
Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec 2014
DCT
91
JH
97
WE
94
Vasse Felix, Margaret River's founding wine estate, was established by Dr Thomas Brendan Cullity in 1967. Among his first plantings were Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec vines, from which he produced the estate’s first red wine. The Tom Cullity descends from these original vines and represents the pinnacle of Vasse Felix.
145,00 €
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Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2019 Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast 25-03-2022 . Score: 4