Chardonnay Heytesbury, Vasse Felix 2018

RegionAustralia
SubregionAustralia
ColourWhite
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Light, bright yellow colour with an incredibly powerful bouquet of grapefruit, lemon and spicy oak, all mixed up into a highly aromatic package. The palate is tremendously intense and searingly driven, the finish extended and dramatic. A very smart wine indeed. It's starting to drink very well but will be even better in a year or two. (Aged for 9 months in 42% new barriques, the rest 1 to 3 years old.)

Score: 96Huon Hooke, The Real Review, January 2020

The medium to full-bodied 2018 Heytesbury Chardonnay is rich and dense, intensely concentrated and packed with intricate dried-spice nuances. Notes of crushed stone set the stage, while melon and white peach notes constitute the fruity core, developing taut citrus nuances on the long, refreshing finish. 2020 - 2027

Score: 94Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jan 2020 W), January 2020

Top 10 Australian wines of 2019
Since its inaugural release in 2000, Heytesbury has forged a world-wide cult following that has seen it become a Margaret River, Australian and New World benchmark Chardonnay that rivals the absolute best of Burgundy. A selection of the most unique and striking vineyard plots, recognised for its innovative winemaking and distinguishing 'Heytesbury' character.
“Grand cru by every definition.”

Score: 98Tyson Stelzer, Decanter.com, January 2020

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