"The logical progression with the dials turned up. Lots of concentrated black fruit with a herbal ribbon. Lots of cedar, tobacco and spice from the 55% new oak. It's chunky, sturdy, built and will last as long as you like." 95pts - Wine Companion
About this Wine
"The logical progression with the dials turned up. Lots of concentrated black fruit with a herbal ribbon. Lots of cedar, tobacco and spice from the 55% new oak. Lots of tannin from extended maceration on skins. It's chunky, sturdy, built and will last as long as you like." 95pts - David Bicknell - Halliday Wine Companion '20
"From a vineyard on Puzey Road, Wilyabrup. 50% new oak after being held on skins for 30 days. It’s a dark thumper of a wine, with masses of tannin, black fruit and dark chocolate, along with some mint and tobacco. Thick and savoury, black olive and toasty spicy oak, slightly too firm acidity, perhaps, and a long finish loaded with gravelly sticky tannin and extract. Needs time to come around, but very good." 94pts - Gary Walsh - WineFront
"(...) hints of baking spices and toasted oak layered over cassis fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, showing the classic Cabernet juxtaposition of intense cassis and chocolate flavors with restraint and structure. Rich but silky and fine, it finishes long and mouthwatering." Wine Advocate, Jan '20 "17/20"
"Deep crimson core with soft cherry rim. Dark-fruited and intense on the nose, with just Janca touch of mint. Chewy texture thanks to the depth of the tannins, which are powder fine and nicely dry. Pure and elegant, long and mouth-watering on the finish." Julia Harding MW, isRobinson.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 J immy 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