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2015 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.


  • Colour

    Brilliant straw green

    Nose

    Elevated honeysuckle, grapefruit and kaffir lime aromas mingle with a fresh sea-breezy quality to this nose that hints at a sense of place by the ocean. Lower tone signature Chardonnay notes of nougat, grilled nuts and shortbread biscuit bring depth and richness to an alluring bouquet.

    Palate

    The mouth bursts with regional purity and a quartzy acidity that compliments the coiled citrus power and textural finesse of the wine. Judicious use of fine French oak lends hazelnut and wafer flavours plus extra length, assuring excellent ageing potential.
  • Winemaker's notes

    The fruit was hand-harvested, chilled, gently whole-bunch pressed and transferred to French oak barriques as unclarified juice for fermentation with only natural yeasts from the vineyard. Each parcel was left on lees in barrel for 9 months of maturation with battonage.
  • Varietals 100% Chardonnay
    Alcohol 13.0%
    Cellaring potential 5-7 years
    HarvestedFebruary 2015
    Oak42% New, 58% 1-2 year old French oak for 9 months
    TA6.8g/L
    PH3.18
    Residual Sugar0.8g/L
    BottledFebruary 2016
  • Vintage Description

    Mild conditions in Margaret River with no extreme weather conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent the only disappointment was yields being down across the Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in Spring and pressure from an increase in the local population of Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom.
2015 Chardonnay
Single Bottle $37.00
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  • 2015 Chardonnay  - Reviews

    Reviews

  • 96 points
    The Weekend Australian - James Halliday
    From the premier Wilyabrup vineyards; barrel fermented, matured in French oak (42% new) for 9 months. The bouquet is still developing but the palate guarantees a medium to long-term future. Exceptional length and intensity; pear, white peach and grapefruit make light work of the oak. Restrained like a lion on a leash.
    November 2016
  • 96 points
    The West Australian Wine Guide - Ray Jordan
    Thoroughly beautiful expression of Margaret River that shows the continuing evolution for this variety at Vasse Felix. It's restrained and almost delicate, yet there is still all that underlying Margaret River intensity that drives through to the finish. Great texture and mouthfeel with a lively mix of nectarine and subtler stone fruit all perfectly harnessed with an exquisite touch of oak.
    November 2016
  • 4.5 Stars
    Tony Love - The Source SA
    One of the West's top set of chardonnays, this is the core, middle range flanked by the Filius and the famed Heytesbury. There's a good deal more intensity and drive in the palate here than the Filius, and the purity of the fruit spectrum is mesmerising, aided by a suggestion of lime juice that adds energy to the palate while revealing subtle background oak. A mighty fine chardonnay fan's chardonnay.
    November 2016
  • 93 points
    Rob Geddes MW
    Complex positive intensity of fruit and creamy barrel ferment oak notes. The palate is creamy elegant yet generous and silky and very controlled in its complexity with the delicate satin texture yeast lees driving the wine skimming over waves of oak and white nectarine fruits in your mouth to complete finish.
    October 2016
  • 93 points
    The Wine Front
    Fair to say that 'felix' is a good word to describe how we find ourselves in Australia when it comes to Chardonnay. Struck match, almond, bran, nectarine and citrus. Glossy and viscous, but green apple acidity keeps it trim. It has flavour -- almost tropical -- but doesn't step over the line. It's very Chardonnay and kind of refined too. Easy to like and enjoy.
    October 2016

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