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Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Flametree Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Cliff Royle is tweaking the finer nuances of his wines with each passing season, and took the opportunity in the pristine season of 2012 to play with different yeasts, more solids in the ferment and oak fermentation of just ten percent of the semillon component, in order to improve the textural complexity of this blend. The result is quite magnificent, with sauvignon blanc (almost three-quarters of the total) leading the charge with its lively Gardenia fragrance and its green pepper and granny smith apple crunch. The palate is beautifully honed, with passionfruit and crunchy citrus over a fine, textural backbone and lively acid drive. It’s very long, impeccably controlled and sensational value.
Wine Taste Weekly Edition 105
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2013
92
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A very fruit-forward style here: this offers fresh citrus, tropicals and yellow stone fruits, lovely fragrance. The palate s really fleshy and juicy with lively texture, layered and smooth, tangy tropical fruit flavours and a subtly nutty edge to the finish.
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Good Wine Guide
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A classy wine, with considerable drive and energy to its palate, the ripe citrus flavours drawing saliva from the mouth on the back-palate and finish, the aftertaste lingering for some time.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
A lighter style of SSB with more herbal mineral citrus notes on the nose. The palate has a crisp freshness with plenty of lingering intensity. Lovely mouth feel and ideal as an early drinking aperitif.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
89
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Plays the full scale of passionfruit, kiwi fruit, herb, apple and grass aromas and flavours, all encapsulated in an elegant but intense palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Full-flavoured and accurate, it's loaded with passionfruit, apple and gooseberry flavours. There's a flinty minerality and a just-squeezed lemon freshness on the finish which holds its exuberance tightly in place. Value.
90
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
There's some real power sitting within this outstanding blended white from this super year. The sav blanc provides heaps of grunt with the semillon some beautiful lifted lemon scented aromatics. The palate is still obviously tight but it shows tremendous depth of fruit. Controlled and precise as the style should be.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Fresh and very lively, with a rippling palate, the fruit flavours swelling on the finish
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Excellent blended white showing some creamy tropical overtones and a light dusting of grassy herbaceousness. Fine palate with a delicate acidity to finish. Current drinking.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
86

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