Wine Advocate 91 points - Deep garnet-purple in color and redolent of creme de cassis, warm black plums and blackberry preserves, with suggestions of cigar box, cinnamon stick, cloves, lavender and bay leaf, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Heytesbury has a solid structure of firm, chewy tannins and crisp acidity cutting through the densely packed, muscular fruit. It finishes with great length. Drink it now to 2023+. (Aug 2014)
A barrel selection of the very finest sections, of the best vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant and its restrained power is lifted by the distinctly perfumed and structured Petit Verdot and Malbec. It is matured in new and one year old French Oak barriques for 18 months. Heytesbury drinks beautifully upon release and will reward careful cellaring over 10 years.
|Vasse Felix was established in 1967 by pioneer Dr Thomas Cullity and is the founding wine estate of Margaret River.
Vasse Felix is situated in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, with vineyards also located at northern and southern sites of the wine appellation. The first vineyard blocks were planted in August, 1967.
Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and perfect soils for viticulture. Together, these conditions are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The estate is recognised as one of Australia’s drawcard winery destinations and includes a Cellar Door, Restaurant and Art Gallery.