2009 Vasse Felix Heytesbury
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JH 96
  • WA 94
  • JS 94
  • WF 93
  • W&S 92
  • WS 91

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JH 96
James Halliday, May 2012
A 69/16/15% blend of cabernet sauvignon petit verdot and malbec that spent 18 months in 62% new French oak. The tannins resulting from the 30 days post-fermentation maceration of 60% of the blend are in perfect harmony... A 69/16/15% blend of cabernet sauvignon petit verdot and malbec that spent 18 months in 62% new French oak. The tannins resulting from the 30 days post-fermentation maceration of 60% of the blend are in perfect harmony with the dominant blackcurrant fruit on the long palate. A very good example of a great style.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
Blended of Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot and Malbec and matured in French oak barriques for 18 months the 2009 Heytesbury displays a very deep garnet-purple color and gives pronounced notes of creme de cassis black... Blended of Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot and Malbec and matured in French oak barriques for 18 months the 2009 Heytesbury displays a very deep garnet-purple color and gives pronounced notes of creme de cassis black cherry compote warm red plums and macerated blackberries over lavender Provence herbs anise black pepper and cinnamon stick plus a whiff of cedar. Well structured with crisp acid and a firm level of finely grained tannins it fills the mouth with primary berry and spice flavors at this youthful stage finishing long and peppery. Consider drinking this 2013 to 2024+. 94+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2011
This has fabulous length with satin-like tannins that are so integrated into the wine. Licorice currants and hints of spice. Some eucalyptus. It's full but super balanced. Goes on for minutes. Less new French oak in the... This has fabulous length with satin-like tannins that are so integrated into the wine. Licorice currants and hints of spice. Some eucalyptus. It's full but super balanced. Goes on for minutes. Less new French oak in the maturation and better coopers. 62% new. Blend is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Petit Verdot and 15% Malbec. All about gentler handling. Try this in 2014.
WF 93
Wine Front, March 2012
Highly perfumed with bay leaf and florals redcurrant and blackcurrant vanilla and cocoa oak - a pretty wine. It's medium to full bodied with fairly high acid and very fine powdery tannins - the combination of the two... Highly perfumed with bay leaf and florals redcurrant and blackcurrant vanilla and cocoa oak - a pretty wine. It's medium to full bodied with fairly high acid and very fine powdery tannins - the combination of the two gives it plenty of grip almost to the level of mild astringency. Excellent shape and super length delicious flavour but some warmth from alcohol thins it out and reduces the overall charm of what is an otherwise lovely regional Cabernet. Needs time.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits, October 2012
This is Vasse Felix's top red from its estate vineyards a blend of old-vine cabernet from Wilyabrup malbec from Tom Cullity's first plantings in 1967 and petit verdot. Bold savory and spicy this has a forest berry scent... This is Vasse Felix's top red from its estate vineyards a blend of old-vine cabernet from Wilyabrup malbec from Tom Cullity's first plantings in 1967 and petit verdot. Bold savory and spicy this has a forest berry scent along with eucalyptus and dark wood (think mahogany); it saturates the mouth in cool oceanic fruit flavor that lasts in a tight finish. A Margaret River classic.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2012
Supple and focused with a core of focused currant and blackberry fruit shaded with smoke tobacco and blood sausage notes lingering effectively against refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now... Supple and focused with a core of focused currant and blackberry fruit shaded with smoke tobacco and blood sausage notes lingering effectively against refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2019. -HS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Vintage 2009