Red

1999 Vasse Felix Heytesbury

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Australia
  • Western Australia
  • South West Australia
  • Margaret River
Drink between 2004 - 2011 (Edit)
CT92.8 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Bernard Shen Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 31, 2013 - Sensational. Purity of fruit, clean flavours, very good acid levels, suspect it can still go for awhile. Happy new year!

  • sthugo Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 24, 2013 - It's been awhile since the last bottle of this wine - 7 years - and boy was the wait worth it. Mr Oliver and a few other critics had the best before date on this wine at 2007, so I was a little worried that it could be pasted it's best. We opened this at a BYO rustic pizza joint in Haberfield, Sydney with some close friends who are big fans of this wine. The nose was evident straight away upon opening, much different to 7 years ago! Plenty of rich vapours of black fruit and dark chocolate filled the air. A wine, deep garnet in colour, danced across the tongue displaying gobs of black currant, cedar and chocolate with a velvety, smoothness that feels like wrapping yourself in the finest French silk. This is a wine that has definitely peaked and a well cellared bottle may last a few more years yet. But if you want a chance to taste something extraordinary, crack open one of these bad boys, with a fine piece of meat or a thin crust pizza. Trust me you will not be disappointed!

  • gb1406 wrote: 95 points

    July 28, 2012 - Thought this may have been past it's best - and it might have been - however it's still drinking exceptionally! Red/brown colour, still some dark fruit aromas and definitely there to taste. soft and very full in the month, tannins well mellowed. Without fault!

  • sthugo wrote: 93 points

    March 18, 2006 - Decanted for 3 hours prior to consumption. Took this wine to a restaurant in Sydney on the weekend with a couple that fell in love with Vasse Felix wines on a recent trip to MR. Upon initial opening, not much of a nose and taking a sip, this wine had a real tannic bite on the finish. But after 3 hours the wine had softened and displayed strong aromas of blackcurrant and chocolate. The palate still had a firmness about it which suggests to me that this wine still has a little way to go. JO gave a drinking window on this vintage of 2004-07 but I think it could do with a bit more bottle age befores it peaks, maybe another 2-3 years. Gorgeous flavours of blackcurrant coated the tongue, backed up by hints of chocolate and savoury cedar. A very smooth, complex wine which concluded in a long finish of fine, silky tannins. This wine had plenty of flavour and structure, was well balanced and provided much enjoyment on the night. The complete package and another winner from WA.

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    10/16/2001 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vasse Felix
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Heytesbury
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region Western Australia
  • SubRegion South West Australia
  • Appellation Margaret River

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 32 (38%)
  • Consumed 53 (62%)

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