A lovely wine, both intense and refined. And astonishingly good value." 95pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
About this Wine
Citrus oil, floral notes, dried pear and grapefruit aromas are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured yet fine, finishing dry and savoury, this is a direct result of wild ferments with turbid juices. Drink as a young wine or cellar in the medium term.
"95 points." "Very light colour; bright yellow, while the bouquet is reserved and subtle, but not simplistic. Fresh, clean, lightly smoky aromas. The wine is light to medium-bodied and balanced, cleanly dry to finish and very pleasant in a medium-bodied, but quite intense style. Traces of passionfruit and grapefruit. A lovely wine, both intense and refined. And astonishingly good value." Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Aug '20 "
(...). Chablis-like." "Very attractive aromas of fresh peaches and nectarines here with terrific purity, leading to a palate that has such sleek, focused style. Long, fresh and fleshy stone-fruit flavors sit in elegant, pure mode. Chablis-like. Drink now." James Suckling.com, April '20
About the Winery
By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines quickly captured the attention of wine media, trade and consumers. A five star rating in James Halliday’s definitive Australian Wine Companion since 2012 ranks Flametree Wines in the top 5% of all of Australia's wineries.
"Flametree, owned by the Towner family (John, Liz, Rob and Annie), has had extraordinary success since its first vintage in 2007. The usual practice of planting a vineyard and then finding someone to make the wine was turned on its head: a state-of-the-art winery was built, and grape purchase agreements signed with growers in the region. Show success was topped by the winning of the Jimmy Watson Trophy with its '07 Cabernet Merlot. If all this were not enough, Flametree has secured the services of winemaker Cliff Royle." 5 Star Winery - James Halliday