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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2011
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 124441)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright pale straw with a green tinge. A complex and powerful perfume. Bursting with fragrant pineapple and lemon freshness, the nose gently releases its cache of wild barrel ferment characters. Crusty apple pie, pretty lavender, struck stone flintiness, plus subtle lamb fat and bay leaf provide shadow and depth to the bright citrus that shines from the core. Intricate, luscious and mouth-watering, reflecting pineapple, custard apple and water chestnut, lightly spiced with cloves, vanillan oak and almond biscuit flavors. Opens with juicy fruit and evolves to a tight acid drying finish, that carries the pristine and complex flavors for remarkable length.
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About Vasse Felix:

Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard to be established in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.

Family owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family, Vasse Felix is internationally recognized as a leading Margaret River winery, restaurant and cellar door and is found in the heart of Margaret River's famous sub-region, Willyabrup.

Long growing seasons, ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans provide the Vasse Felix vineyards with ideal viticultural conditions to craft consistent, elegant and complex wines with pronounced varietal character and aroma.