WBM Magazine May 2014, 100 of the Best Wines: 91 points > Flametree Embers 2012 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon: “A fruit-focused style that combines juicy black pastilles with crunchy blackcurrants and cassis, layered with varietal markers of leaf and cedar. Fine, soft tannins make for an immediately approachable style of value and appeal. 14.0%. Tyson Stelzer.”
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
The fruit for this wine was sourced from three sub regions of Margaret River, Yallingup, Wallcliffe and Wilyabrup. Soft extraction techniques and cooler than normal fermentation temperatures has resulted in a soft, fleshy wine with lovely Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics. The wine was transferred into older French oak barrels to undergo maturation for 12 months before a light finning, filtration and bottling.
Finding Margaret River cabernet of this quality for $20 is not easy. (…). There are layers of rich, dense redcurrant and cassis flavours with a hint of licorice and vanilla, plus a velvety texture that is succulent and lush. Bold ripe tannins are pretty well integrated. It’s primal and drinking well now, yet could be cellared in the short term. Rare Value.