“Aromas of stones and cooked apples. Cream and pralines, too. Medium body, lovely fruit and acidity. So satisfying.”
Vasse Felix - Wine Advocate
Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay
“Crystalline-pure melon and pineapple notes appear on the nose of the 2018 Filius Chardonnay. Medium-bodied, crisp and direct, it's streamlined on the palate, with distinct citrus and chalk notes on the finish.”
“Critics are beginning to voice their opinions that Australia’s Margaret River region is an epicenter for top ranking Chardonnays that can compete with the best from Sonoma and Burgundy. Vasse Felix is one of the region’s top producers. Ocean breezes constantly blow through their vines, creating smaller clusters of tiny berries with thicker skins meaning great textural mouthfeel and fruity richness. Lemon curd, pineapple core, and grapefruit meet a hint of ginger atop juicy acidity.”
“In this winery’s typical reductive style, this Chardonnay begins its journey on the buttery, oniony side. Keep smelling though and melon fruit starts to appear, along with a salty, mineral streak. There’s a creamy, toasty weight on the palate that’s sliced through the middle with lemony acidity and chalky minerality.”
“This is a selection of Vasse Felix’s more youthful accessible chardonnay—estate-grown, spontaneously fermented and aged for eight months in French oak barrels (15 percent new). It’s quiet and polished, with impressive depth to its pale pear flavors. The oak comes across ad cardamom spice, integrating with the fruit into the cool feel of a coastal jarrah forest. It’s crisp and comforting.”
"Simultaneously supple and juicy in texture, with an elegant, fresh expression of apple, lemon and melon flavors that are vibrant, intense and mouthwatering. Subtle white pepper and green tea notes linger in the background."