The Flametree Chardonnay is another high quality Margaret River Chardonnay offering an excellent combination of fruit flavours and structure associated with southern Margaret River Chardonnays. Dried pear, grapefruit, melon and fig flavours are supported by some subtle, high quality French oak.
The palate is textured and savoury, a result of wild ferment, solids and lees stirring. A delicious drinking Margaret River Chardonnay at a very reasonable price.
Flametree are nestled in the picturesque Margaret River wine region where they continue to be surrounded by a buzz and excitement centred on the quality wine they are producing. Attention to detail is paramount in the winery where careful site, clonal and oak selections are made to produce exceptional Chardonnay’s like this one. Characters of dried pears, grapefruit, melon and fig are balanced with searing acidity and a length of flavour that speaks to its promising future.
“95 Points. 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.”
Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald / The Age, August 2017.
“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. Not overly intense but it doesn’t need to be. Rated: 91 Points Tasted: May17 Alcohol: 13% Price: $27 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 – 2021″ – Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
Tyson Stelzer, WBM Magazine, 100 of the Best Wines, May 2014: 92 points goes to Flametree 2013 Margaret River Chardonnay… “Delightfully lively and fragrant for Margaret River Chardonnay with malic acidity accenting citrus fruit drive, carrying long and refreshing through the finish. Citrus-accented freshness makes for great culinary versatility. 13.0%. Tyson Stelzer.”