Wine of the Week AU

Flametree Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River, AUD $29

‘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. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: best now to eight years

Food: drink with prawns with aioli

Stockists: Flametree Wines -08 9756 8577; Camperdown Cellars, Double Bay & Parramatta; Kemeny’s; Winesquare – NSW (AU)

Ranked #1 of 30 2016 Chardonnay from Margaret River

Good Buy Rating: Excellent

Winery Rating: 91.2 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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