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  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

The Story

An icon wine of Vasse Felix, which was re-launched under Tom Cullity brand from 2013 vintage onwards. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec from the best vineyards sites from Margaret River.

Margaret River's founding wine estate, was established by Dr Thomas Brendan Cullity in 1967. Among his first plantings were Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec vines, from which he produced the estate’s first red wine.

From 2013 onwards Heytesbury brand is dedicated to the white icon wine of Vasse Felix.

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he 2005 Heytesbury is a beautiful, deep dark plum colour. The aroma is fragrant, with lifted blackcurrant and fresh subtle peppermint leaf with blueberries, violets, coconut, cumin seeds and thyme which meld into the background with rich oak perfumes. The palate is bright with fresh acidity and a slight creaminess to the mid-palate. The tannins are firm and the wine finishes dry with pretty flavours of violets, dark berries and a hint of mandarin.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Shiraz
2005 was an outstanding year in Margaret River. The growing season was drier than usual and the days were warm with cool nights – ideal for producing high quality red wines. The brief given when making the Heytesbury, in the words of Vasse Felix and Margaret River’s founding vigneron, Dr Tom Cullity – “to make the best possible wine.” Balance, elegance, complexity and restrained power are the hallmarks of Heytesbury and are the direct result of an uncompromising approach to quality.

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Wilyabrup, Margaret River

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