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2015 Classic Dry Red

A soft and sumptuous Margaret River Shiraz. Vasse Felix Classics are fruit-driven, approachable styles that have become some of Australia's most popular everyday classics since their inception in the 1980s.


  • Colour

    Deep purple maroon

    Nose

    Fruit and savoury elements are beautifully lifted, with dark plum, juniper berry, smoked chillies, a touch of leather and an inviting note of fruit and nut chocolate.

    Palate

    So soft and juicy on the palate, easy and delicious with very soft acidity and remarkably soft, fine tannins. The flavours are clean with fresh plums and plum sauce with a lovely fruit and nut chocolate carrying.
  • Winemaker's notes

    The individual batches were crushed separately into stainless steel fermentation vessels. They were pressed off skins early to maintain a soft, succulent mouth feel. The resulting wine was matured in barriques for 12 months, with the incorporation of traditional oxidative handling, to soften and round the tannin profile and add further aroma and flavour complexity.
  • Varietals 99% Shiraz, 1% Petit Verdot
    Alcohol 14.0%
    Cellaring potential Drinks beautifully now, best enjoyed in its youth.
    HarvestedLate March 2015
    Oak100% French oak, 12 months
    TA6.45 g/L
    PH3.56
    Residual Sugar0.57 g/L
    BottledSeptember 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 Classic Dry Red
Single Bottle $19.00
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  • 2015 Classic Dry Red  - Reviews

    Reviews

  • Classically Drinkable Red
    The Wine Front
    Classic Dry Red. Margaret River. In smaller print, on the front label, comes the word: Shiraz. It may well be shiraz but it's a relatively herbal version. It's not unripe or hard; it's fleshy with berries and peppers and cloves, a smoky talk-like character obvious throughout. It's not deep or profound but more importantly, it's not simple. It keeps you both guessing and interested, but in accessible way. It could be called a Classically Drinkable Red. (2014)
    September 2016
  • 92 points
    James Halliday Wine Companion
    Silver - with Special Value
    2017
  • 91 points
    Ray Jordan's Top 100 Red Wines
    The quintessential Classic Dry Red. Hard to fault as a wine at this price. Classy stuff. (2013)

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