Vasse Felix were briefed in the seventies by Margaret River’s founding vigneron Dr Tom Cullity, to make the best possible wine. Heytesbury is a flagship regional Cabernet, the fruits of over thirty years of viticulture at Vasse Felix. Balance, elegance, complexity and restrained power are the hallmarks of Heytesbury, the direct result of an uncompromising approach to quality. Heytesbury embodies the Vasse Felix commitment to excellence, and as such is named after the Holmes à Court family company, to which Vasse Felix is the crowning jewel

Established in 1967, the Vasse Felix estate vineyard is planted at the heart of the Wilyabrup sub region, within the nucleus of premium Margaret River viticulture. Low yielding, dry grown vines planted on some of the world’s oldest soils enjoy long, warm growing seasons and cooling summer breezes from the nearby Indian and Southern Oceans. This moderating effect is responsible for grapes exhibiting exceptional concentration and intensity whilst retaining elegance and finesse. Parcels of ultra premium fruit are fermented separately in small, static fermenters to retain the unique characters of the site before being basket pressed and sent to the finest of French oak barriques.

Pale colour, Intense tropical fruit, guava, yellow peach, aromas with marzipan, grilled nut flinty notes. Fresh and voluminous nectarine, yellow peach fruits, superb fine al dente textures, lovely mid palate viscosity, underlying marzipan grilled nut notes and persistent crystalline acidity. Impressively concentrated and balanced that should develop well over a short to medium term. Beautiful to drink now until 2030. Rating: 98 Points; Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal.

It’s restrained, fine, a touch flinty and attractively textural, but the real fanfare is through the finish. This wine prosecutes its case in full. It tastes of stonefruit and tonic, grapefruit and cedar, with smoked herb and flint notes as whispers. It’s tight but it still manages to sing long. There are elements of both steel and chalk to the aftertaste, which add yet more to this wine’s loveliness. Date: Mar 2024; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $120; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2025-2033+; Rated: 95 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front



SKU 17688
Brand Vasse Felix
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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