Flametree Cabernet Merlot 2015

Flametree Cabernet Merlot 2017

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
In its very short history Flametree has quickly established itself as one of the stars wineries of Margaret RIver. Under the skilled winemaker of Cliff Royle (ex-Voyager Estate), the quality of their wines continues to rise to impressive levels.

This 2017 Flametree Cabernet Merlot is a reflection of another high quality vintage in Margaret River; this is a top quality examples of this popular Cabernet Merlot blend; with intense concentration and classic cassis, blackberry and dark fruit flavours all evident. A wine with a long future ahead of it this still offers plenty of immediate drinking pleasure.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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.
6
Western Australia
Margaret River
750
14
WINEMAKING NOTES: Individual fruit parcels were tipped directly into open fermenters or pumped into static 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 pressed and then transferred into new and used French oak barrels for maturation. After 12-14 months in 30% new French oak the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was blended, fined and bottled.

TASTING NOTES: The nose is typically aromatic, showing mulberry, plum and redcurrant fruits with chocolate and cocoa powder notes. The palate shows ripe, fleshy varietal Cabernet fruit characters finishing with fine, chocolatey tannins. Cabernet provides fragrance and structure; Merlot adds mid-palate weight and some lovely earthy notes; Malbec provides further dark fruit flesh on the palate as well as ripe, sweet tannins; whilst Petit Verdot adds violet and a balanced, dry finish. This medium bodied Cabernet blend will provide good early drinking and also age well in the short to medium term.

BLEND: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 9% Malbec & 6% Petit Verdot.

CELLARING: Enjoy now or cellar for up to 10 years.

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