2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Shiraz
RRP $38.99 per bottle
Our Price $27.99
$335.88 (12 x 750ml)
This wine is made primarily from the oldest Shiraz vines in Margaret River and is fermented in small batches and matured in French barriques. Margaret River Shiraz is a delicate and structured style with elegance and finesse.
Appearance: Red with purple hue.
Nose: Complex and restrained, the aroma shows fine fresh raspberry and dark mulberry, with hints of rose cream set in a deep savoury bed of forest mushroom.
Palate: A fine medium bodied entrance leads to a soft, rich lively fruit with savoury complexities and a clean, granite-like dry finish with lingering fruit fragrance.
Winemaker Comments: Each small section of 2014 Shiraz was vinified and matured separately. Natural fermentation, maceration and aeration were combined in such a way as to ensure the gentlest extraction of colour, tannins and the truest expression of fruit. This year for the first time two batches totalling 4.5% of the blend were fermented using Carbonic Maceration and finished with wild fermentation on skins. Following 16 months maturation in new and old French oak barriques, each batch underwent a rigorous appraisal process to identify the best small parcels to come together to make a complex medium weight Shiraz.
Vintage Description: Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent, almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent.
Cellaring: Great now and for up to 10 years.