The palate has plenty of cherries, plums, scorched earth, liquorice and spice. The introduction of stems and a larger percentage of wild fermented batches has given the wine greater complexity and added texture.
About this Wine
The palate has plenty of cherries, plums, scorched earth, liquorice and spice. The introduction of stems and a larger percentage of wild fermented batches has given the wine greater complexity and added texture. Soft extraction techniques, cooler ferment temperatures and open fermenters has resulted in a wine with lifted perfume, dark fruit flavours and fine tannin structure.
"The notes say that an emphasis has been put on elegance and fragrance rather than power, with cooler ferments and the inclusion of stalks to add complexity. And that is exactly how this wine presents. Medium-bodied, fragrant red/black fruits, spicy stem notes, oak as background noise rather than the band. Thoughtfully made, and delivered to a T." 95pts - Dave Bicknell - James Halliday Wine Companion
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