Wine of the Week AU

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River, AUD $39

This outstanding wine is half the price of Vasse’s top chardonnay, Heytesbury, and nearly as good. Intense grapefruit, lemon aromas laced with toast from oak, the palate bright and precise with wonderful regional style and balance, and loads of charm. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: drink now to nine years

Food: drink with scallops with spring onion and ginger

Stockists: Kemeny’s, Bondi; Vintage Cellars, Rose Bay; Georges Fine Wines – NSW; Rathdowne Cellars; Prince Wine Store – Vic (AU); Negociants New Zealand, Auckland (NZ distributors)

Ranked #3 of 53 2016 Chardonnay from Margaret River

Price Benchmark: AUD $59.67 Avg 96pt 2016 Chardonnay tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 96.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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