"98 points, 5 stars, #1 of 26 2019 Chardonnay from Margaret River" "Light yellow colour, bright, with a strongly nutty and grapefruity bouquet...a full-bodied, ample, mouth-filling wine of great presence and generosity." Huon Hooke
James Halliday Top 100 - 2020
"From a single site, wild-yeast fermented and matured for 10 months in French puncheons (40% new). Intense white peach and pink grapefruit dance a pas de deux on the long palate, creamy cashew oak nuances beating a rhythm in a perfectly judged support role." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"98 points, 5 stars, #1 of 26 2019 Chardonnay from Margaret River" "Light yellow colour, bright, with a strongly nutty and grapefruity bouquet - invoking new oak and Gingin clone chardonnay. A full-bodied, ample, mouth-filling wine of great presence and generosity. Long, harmonious finish. The grapefruit flavours are concentrated and complex. An utterly superb wine." Huon Hooke, The Real Review, August '20
"96 points" "Wow. So complex and fresh..." "Wow. So complex and fresh, this is really captivating chardonnay. The nose is so carefully curated to deliver fresh lemons and peaches with subtle, flinty notes, as well as a gently creamy and spicy edge. So nuanced. The palate is the same, offering layers of fresh fruit, some creamy in-fill and a long, persistent stream of succulent, smooth peaches, in elegant and intense mode. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.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