Flametree Cabernet Merlot 2011 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

The 2011 Cabernet Merlot is a mixture of three different Margaret River sub regions. The bulk of the fruit comes from the aptly named Wilyabrup Estate vineyard on Pusey road and the Celestial Bay vineyard on Metricup road, both Wilyabrup vineyards. This was complemented with fruit from the Brushwood vineyard on Commonage Road in Yallingup and the Ellen’s Ridge vineyard in the Wallcliffe subregion. All vineyards are planted on gravel loam and have a history of growing moderate crops with excellent varietal characters and good fruit concentration.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

“Wild yeast fermented. Long cold soak. 14 months in French oak, 40 percent of it new. Includes 10 percent malbec and 5 percent petit verdot. Made by Cliff Royle...

Flavours of pencil, earth, chocolate and blackcurrant. Dried, dusty herbs too. Lovely dry/drying tannin. Doesn't show a lot of juiciness or flesh at this early stage but structurally it's fantastic”.

Rating 92+ - Campbell Mattinson, www.thewinefront.com.au, September 14 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red in colour with a bright purple rim.

Aroma

This wine captures the incredible quality of the 2011 vintage. A classic Cabernet nose of cassis and blackberry with notes of freshly dusted cocoa and subtle spice.

Palate

The palate is beautifully concentrated, packed with dark fruits and bitter chocolate characters. The 2011 Cabernet Merlot has a juicy, almost sweet mouth feel, with fine tannins and a savoury finish. Aged in tight grained quality French oak barrels for fourteen months, the oak has pulled the fruit into line and provided the framework for a classic Margaret River Cabernet Merlot.

Cellaring

This is a classic Margaret River Cabernet Merlot from a wonderful vintage that is sure to provide great drinking pleasure on release, or improve with patient cellaring for up to 10 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.2%

Winery Profile

Flametree Cellar Door and Winery is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to one of the world's great wine producing regions – the Margaret River Wine Region.

Established in 2007 by the Towner family, Flametree Wines was created with passion for wine and a vision to become a world recognised winery producing exceptional quality wines with a laid-back style and elegance.

By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines has firmly established themselves in the upper echelon of Margaret River wine producers.

Proving that this accolade was not a coincidence and that Flametree was actually deserving of the prestigious award, the next vintage was also a finalist in the following years' show. This unprecedented success has since continued, with many critic reviews and awards.

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