Vasse Felix recommeneded by Alex Layton of Negociants UK
Western Australia is the new New World - a remote corner of a hot continent, its winemaking history dates back only to the 1960s.
Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery to be established in Margaret River and produces some really lovely European-style wines, including these two Bordelais examples.
Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 (£13.99) a quietly sophisticated white Bordeaux blend, this has an aristocratic, European sense of composure. Some oak and aromatics on the nose; pure clean elegant citrus and tropical fruits, waxiness, minerality and leesiness. Good texture and underpinnings.
Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (£22.99) Medoc-esque Cab; dark purple, dark fruit, pencil shavings and rubbed green herbs with an earthy minerality. Tightly-wound fine tannins and a firm finish; needs aeration and will improve with age.
Good to Very Good with more age.
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