Vasse Felix

Margaret River Chardonnay

8.897 ratings
8.827 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Solid chardy, but not in the style I like. Certainly could be more precise and less oakey, but it is quite accessible at the moment and well-balanced.

Solid chardy, but not in the style I like. Certainly could be more precise and less oakey, but it is quite accessible at the moment and well-balanced.

Sep 28th, 2019
Rubychick

Previewing the Vasse Felix 17 Chardonnay. Such a delicious, well balanced, well priced Chardonnay. You can taste every bit of love put in by this beautiful family Sundowner team.

Previewing the Vasse Felix 17 Chardonnay. Such a delicious, well balanced, well priced Chardonnay. You can taste every bit of love put in by this beautiful family Sundowner team.

Nov 8th, 2018
Steven Morgan

Wine Director Formento's

9.2

Margaret river chardonnay is becoming a thing.

Margaret river chardonnay is becoming a thing.

Sep 5th, 2018
Bob McDonald

This is 2nd in the Vasse Felix Chardonnay pecking order after the Flagship Heytesbury and before the budget Filius. Well made as always. Aromas of buttered popcorn and citrus. On the palate citrus flavours which fleshed out with breathing. Quite youthful with good tension. Ticks all the boxes as a classy Chardonnay. Will go another 5 plus years. Had another bottle 15 weeks later with consistent notes. Not far off the standard of its big brother the Heytesbury, one of Australia’s best Chardonnays. Good combination of Oak,citrus, grilled nuts and funky aromas.

This is 2nd in the Vasse Felix Chardonnay pecking order after the Flagship Heytesbury and before the budget Filius. Well made as always. Aromas of buttered popcorn and citrus. On the palate citrus flavours which fleshed out with breathing. Quite youthful with good tension. Ticks all the boxes as a classy Chardonnay. Will go another 5 plus years. Had another bottle 15 weeks later with consistent notes. Not far off the standard of its big brother the Heytesbury, one of Australia’s best Chardonnays. Good combination of Oak,citrus, grilled nuts and funky aromas.

May 16th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Spiced apple, lemon curd, white peach with marzipan, nougat, marshmallow oatmeal, clove and just a suggestion of sulphides. It’s generous in its delivery, but even with full malo there’s some driving acid that drives the finish and shapes things up beautifully.

Spiced apple, lemon curd, white peach with marzipan, nougat, marshmallow oatmeal, clove and just a suggestion of sulphides. It’s generous in its delivery, but even with full malo there’s some driving acid that drives the finish and shapes things up beautifully.

Apr 11th, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Too modern. Average at best. Too much alcohol on the finish.

Too modern. Average at best. Too much alcohol on the finish.

Aug 14th, 2017
Darren Vrettas

Darren had this 4 years ago

Darren had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2015
Jordan Salcito

Sommelier/Wine Director Momofuku, Vintner Bellus Wines

9.1

Floored by how good this wine is. Bright, balanced, a touch saline and not at all what I'd expected. Excellent value.

Floored by how good this wine is. Bright, balanced, a touch saline and not at all what I'd expected. Excellent value.

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.4

Brilliant Chardonnay with a restraint & elegance akin to Burgundy...that is perfectly at home in Margaret River. An absolute steal for the value.

Brilliant Chardonnay with a restraint & elegance akin to Burgundy...that is perfectly at home in Margaret River. An absolute steal for the value.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.0

Movie popcorn butter and bruised yellow apple. Unbalanced.

Movie popcorn butter and bruised yellow apple. Unbalanced.

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2014