Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 108436
  • JH96
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WS93
  • W&S91
  • 2001
  • RP88
  • 1998
  • WS87
  • RP85
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Heytesbury Chardonnay is a superb example of a Margaret River Chardonnay from a slightly cooler vintage. The aroma is very complex with subtle hints of lime zest, pineapple and stonefruit with beautifully integrated spicy toasted oak notes in the background, while continuing to give off a pretty jasmine tea aroma.

Critical Acclaim

"A superbly balanced and composed wine; has all the depth and richness of Margaret River at its best, with succulent nectarine and melon fruit; balanced acidity and oak on the long palate and finish. Screwcap. "
96 Points

"The light gold-colored 2006 Heytesbury Chardonnay was barrel-fermented and aged in barriques for 10 months. The enticing perfume offers up mineral, hazelnuts, and tropical fruits leading to an elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay that is balanced and dense enough to evolve for several years. This lengthy effort should be at its best from 2010 to 2016. "
90 Points

"Light, bright yellow. Oak-spicy orchard and pit fruit aromas are brightened by lemon zest and dusty minerals. Weighty apple and pear on the palate, with creamy, smoky leesiness adding complexity. Manages to be energetic and rich at the same time, finishing with very good breadth and cling. I'd drink this one on the young side."
90 Points

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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...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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