The 'Filius' from Vasse Felix are just re-badged Estate level wines to avoid confusion with other ranges, but these more moderately-priced wines are just as good as ever. There's a bucket-load of stone fruits and grapefruit citrus in this chardy, along with hints of dairy and subtle nuttiness. The palate is more medium-bodied and creamy-textured, with peachy and earthy flavours, a nice zip of acidity and a decent, lip-smacking finish. These wines go surprisingly well with fried chicken, or some butter-poached shellfish.
Appearance: Pale straw with a green
Nose: Lovely lemon biscuit, with light peach and pineapple notes meddle with a complexing lift of grapefruit pith, ghee, hints of spicy ginger oak and savoury herbed bread crust
Palate: The palate lands soft and creamy with a rapid mouthwatering acidity. The flavour carries peach, pineapple and lemon pith, finishing pleasantly dry and fresh with lingering savoury spicy oak under the bright fruit
Cellaring: Drinks beautifully now, will reward over 2-5 years