Thursday, 20 July 2017
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Cool climate Shiraz is gaining more and more friends. Its medium bodied presence coupled with aromatic fruit and supple mouthfeel makes a pretty compelling case.
This example from Toolangi adds further weight to that argument. And it's a wine that again proves that you don't need to spend big to drink well.
Things could be worse than starting out a new winery and winning a Jimmy Watson with your first attempt. A pretty handy start in 2007 not only catapulted Flametree Wines into prominence but also set a high benchmark for the wines to follow.
Since that glorious result with the 2007 Cabernet Merlot, Flametree backed it up and were finalists for the same award twelve months later. General Manager and Chief Winemaker Cliff Royle says, “The aim at Flametree Wines is to make a range of wines that play to the strengths of the region and consistently deliver a great drinking experience at any price point. Margaret River wines should exhibit the hallmark characters of structure, perfume and elegance that has made this region famous.”
|General Manager/Winemaker Cliff Royle and Winery Manager Julian Scott|
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Not a wine you'd expect from the Granite Belt - certainly one out of the box. Owner Martin Cooper's love for Chateauneuf-du-Pape became a mission for winemaker Peter McGlashan - something he's nailed on his first attempt.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Quality Chardonnay and you get change from $25. The 2017 Chardonnay is released at the same time as this Barrel Fermented 2016. Spend the extra two bucks I say.
Friday, 14 July 2017
Organic Cabernet Sauvignon. And while the label states, "No animals were harmed in making this wine," it's anyone's guess where the fruit came from - little info on the label. Sigh. But it is vegan friendly.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
You can see Simon Black cranking the volume on the beat box as he unleashes his inner self through this wine. Expressive and creative - it's a cracker.