Tasted in the Vasse Felix Cellar Door in Margaret River, Western Australia.
Filius Chardonnay 2014
Nice bright intense pure mineral notes. Very lean pure white peach lemon notes, quite moreish.
More savoury stone fruits, a little more savoury and smoky. Slightly broader and pithier textural style, bolder but also more closed.
Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013
Smokier shellfish notes, lots of lees work and barrel toast, charred citrus. Pretty dense and closed at the moment, a bit brusque and oaky.
Filius Cabernet Merlot 2013
Very light focused varietal example. Pleasant clean slightly green style, extremely quaffable.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Tighter and more focused but also bolder, very lean and possibly lacking in fruit.
Better (riper) fruit on the nose, but still lacking personality. Am I missing something here?
Cane Cut Semillon 2013
Very good, very fresh, well-balanced sugar, neither thin nor fat/rich.