Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2021

Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay 2021

 

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Vasse Felix
Filius Chardonnay 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Margaret River
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

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’.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 93 2021
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2021
RP Robert Parker 90 2021
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2020
DCT Decanter 91 2018
WS Wine Spectator 92 2017
JH James Halliday 90 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2014
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Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Bright pale straw colour.
Nose: An open fragrant perfume reminiscent of apple pie, delicate spice and milk arrowroot biscuits. Perfectly ripe notes of lemon, peach and mango mingle with light pear and a hint of white pepper.
Palate: A very comfortable mouthfeel with fleshy softness, fruit sweetness and full body tempered by a beautiful fresh acid crunch toward the finish. Almost a mango-like texture with a tangy twist, fused with slightly undercooked pie crust.

James Suckling (JS) : 93 Points (2021)
A white of solid fruit with white peaches, apple and hints of vanilla and oak. Medium to full body, creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Lots going on here.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2021)
The entry level Chard from Margaret River's oldest estate is a steal, and a stellar intro to this West Aussie style. Delicate and seamlessly integrated notes of lightly toasted hazelnut and cream lead, with a salty sea breeze vibe. The pineapple, melon and preserved lemon notes take supporting roles. It's beautifully balanced, the crunchy acidity neatly juxtaposing the textural weight. Finessed with polish and craftsmanship, but also utterly drinkability now.Editors' Choice

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2021)
Crunchy, minerally and taut, a briney seam of acidity and phenolics strike through the heart of this wine and pull it through the finish. This 2021 Filius Chardonnay is the crunchy, vibrant end of the Chardonnay spectrum, not just within the Vasse Felix house style but within the regional context as well. This is a cleverly made, uncomplicated Chardonnay. I love the salted nuts through the finish.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2020)
A selection from four estate vineyards, this presents a light style with new oak limited to 13 percent of the barrels. Born out of a spontaneous fermentation, the wine presents flinty reduction along with scents of chamomile and hay. It’s full and lush, with apple and bitter mango notes that would take on grilled octopus.

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.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (2017)
Simultaneously supple and juicy in texture, with an elegant, fresh expression of apple, lemon and melon flavors that are vibrant, intense and mouthwatering. Subtle white pepper and green tea notes linger in the background. Drink now through 2025.

James Halliday (JH) : 90 Points (2016)
Straw-green; an impressive wine that is the bottom rung of a three-tier classification by Vasse Felix. It has abundant, clear-cut varietal character, exactly what you would expect from alcohol at this level. Oak has had a minimal role, helping texture rather than flavour.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2014)
Light, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of fresh melon, pear and Meyer lemon, with subtle hints of toasty lees and fennel emerging with air. Juicy and seamless on the palate, with pliant orchard and pit fruit flavors tightened and lifted by zesty acidity. Finishes sappy and quite long, with an echo of citrus fruits adding bite and focus.

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DCT
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RP
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