The Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013 won a regional trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 and should be drinking well until 2022, our experts said.
Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013
Top 10 wine of 2015: Decanter star buys
Wonderfully complex aromas of fresh dough, roasted nuts and butter. Ripe fruit palate with a rich lemon curd note, along with well integrated oak and balanced sweetness and acidity. Racy and elegant, a stunning and refined modern Chardonnay.
Star buys tasters: Peter Richards MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Xavier Rousset MS
Vasse Felix was founded by pioneer Dr Thomas Cullity in 1967 and is now owned by Paul Holmes à Court. It is situated in Margaret River, Australia. It is the founding wine estate of Margaret River.
Vasse Felix sits in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, with vineyards also located to the north of the region in Carbunup, and to the south, in Karridale, benefit from a micro-climate and natural irrigation. The area has about three main types of soil, a clay based soil, a gravel based type of soil but also a sandy soil. Together, these conditions are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.