Flametree Chardonnay 2017
SPECIAL DOZEN BUY. Top Rated Margaret River Chardonnay under $30
- Flametree Wines has had a meteoric rise to become one of the star wineries of the Margaret River wine region. Under the skilled winemaking of Cliff Royle (ex-Voyager Estate) the quality of wines are impressive across the board.
James Halliday … “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 2007 Cabernet Merlot. If all this were not enough, Flametree secured the services of winemaker Cliff Royle.”
A high quality Margaret River Chardonnay offering gorgeous combination of fruit, structure and finesse associated with southern Margaret River Chardonnays. Nectarines, pear, citrus, fresh fig flavours supported by some subtle french oak and more-ish texture (wild ferment & lees stirring). This is fabulous drinking at a very modest price.
This is a new release … reviews for 2016 vintage:
95 Points, Huon Hooke, SMH – Top Rated Margaret River Chardonnay under $30 “Restraint with drive and persistence’ could be winemaker Cliff Royle’s mantra. The bouquet is complex and charming with lightly toasted almond and subtle citrus fruit aromas. The palate is intense but delicate and finely composed, with tension, refinement and length. I could drink a bucket of it. Aug 2017”
91 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front “Margaret River chardonnay, taking complexity in its stride. That sling of grapefruit, pepped up with stonefruit, fennel and citrus. It’s a killer combination. There’s oak here, and a whisper of reduction, but both are so well played that you barely notice them; they’re like edible wrappers to the real-deal fruit. This is a chardonnay you just want to drink and drink..”
RRP $30 **DOZEN BUY … $22.50 when you buy 12 of this wine**
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Australia, Margaret River, Western Australia
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