Vasse Felix Heytesbury 2007

Vasse Felix’s Heytesbury is a Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec and petit verdot.  Sans the merlot it would seem.  It sees 17 months in French oak, and at around $70 to $80 per bottle, sits at the pointy end of Vasse Felix’s range.  It’s a good wine, but quite youthful in impression and showing a lot of oak derived characters at this point in its life.  It has aromatics of smoke, toasty cedar, plums, licorice and iodine.  There’s a lovely texture on the palate with blackcurrant flavours predominant, and the finish towards long.  Although good now, I would return to this wine in another half a decade.

Rating: Very Good
Abv: 14.5%
Price: $70s
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Tasted: 2015

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