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2016 Vasse Felix Classic Dry White

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Vasse Felix is one of the most famous wineries in the Margaret River having been the first in the region. They have never lost sight of their original aim to produce distinctive and unique wines that are expressive of their surroundings. So what does classic dry white really mean? Well it’s code for a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon and this is a seriously attractive bundle of grass and tropicality, that’s fresh and vibrant and perfect with seafood.

Winemaker's Notes

A classic Margaret River blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. It has citrus and passionfruit aromas and a zesty, textured palate of pure and pristine fruit. It is vibrant, fresh and crisp.

Colour: Brilliant straw green

Nose: A fragrant, bright perfume expressing pineapple, mandarin and lemon scented gum with a hint of freshly cut parsley bringing a subtle herbal element

Palate: A refreshing palate with a clean, crisp opening and mid palate leading to a succulent, mouth-watering finish. Delivers a generous volume of citrus, rockmelon and guava flavours balanced by a driving natural acidity that sustains the fruit weight effortlessly. A rewarding drink-alone or capable of matching light to medium richness cuisine.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

expert reviews about

2016 Vasse Felix Classic Dry White

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Drink to 2015.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 Reviews
94
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
This energetic, zippy thing will quicken the pace of any summer seafood fest! It’s classic Margaret River SSB with a dash of chardonnay, ricocheting with all the action of passionfruit, lemon, lime zest and green peas. Impressive acid profile and length.
2012
Wine Taste - Edition 53
92
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the fragrant bouquet has some passionfruit and wild flower nuances, but it is the electric drive of the palate, with its citrus and mineral framework, that captures attention, and holds it for some time after the wine is swallowed.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Loaded with green springtime aromas of freshly cut grass, lime zest and lemon juice, this is a clean, straight-down-the-line and beautifully poised semillon sauvignon blanc blend.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The bouquet half suggests some barrel ferment, although there is none, as it has complexity to the array of aromas that provide the opening stanza, but it is the intensity and drive of the palate that takes this wine onto another level, with the full gamut of fruit and mineral flavours.
2012
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A wine of real poise and finesse; lovely depth to the generous fruit, with a slight savoury /mineral edge that offers true line and length. Screwcap
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
This is the classic classic. It's a blend of semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and produces a vibrant, zesty style with those crisp gooseberry and lime juice characters lifting from a pure and precise palate. Lingering and fresh right to its long finish.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Clean and bright; has intense grassy, citrus and mineral flavours, the palate driving through to a long finish; a wine with velocity.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Crisp, zesty, lively and long; citrus/herb/grass components; long, clean finish, though not especially complex.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A nicely balanced mix of ripe citrus, grass and mineral; good length and balance. Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clean and fresh; zesty lemony/herby fruit; good length and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Excellent herb and citrus fruit, nicely ripened; good balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
Ray Jordan (2003 Vintage) says
Never disappoints and always offers great value for money current drinking. A nice blend of fruit with a zippy crisp acid finish
Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004
85
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet is quite solid, with some ripe fruit, but otherwise not particularly expressive; the palate is livened and lengthened by tingling acidity, but the wine stops there.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
86

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