At Flametree Wines, their vision is to produce brilliant Australian wines of uncompromising quality and character, this is reflected in the 5 red-star rating they have consistently achieved from James Halliday since 2011. Award winning wine maker, Cliff Royle, selects exceptional quality fruit from throughout the Margaret River wine region, to produce beautifully handcrafted wines with unique flavour, structure and depth.
Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The nose is typically aromatic, showing mulberry, redcurrants and chocolate notes. The palate shows ripe, fleshy varietal Cabernet fruit in the cassis and mulberry spectrum supported by fine chocolatey tannins. Cabernet provides great fragrance, complexity and structure all in the one package.
93 points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 92 points – James Suckling, June 2019
All fruit parcels were selectively machine harvested or hand picked before being crushed or tipped directly into open fermenters for a few days soaking on skins. Once the wild ferment kicked in, we started plunging and doing pump-overs for subtle tannin extraction. The individual batches were fermented around 22-28 degrees, pressed and then transferred into new and used French oak barrels for maturation. After 14 months in 35% new French oak the Cabernet Sauvignon was blended, fined and bottled.