Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2015 (Margaret River, Western Australia) "...peach, grapefruit, flint..."
Gold Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016
Gold Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal - Wine Show of Western Australia 2016
Gold Medal - Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show 2016
"Cliff Royle continues to raise the bar with his Chardonnay, especially at the super premium end with this marvellous wine. Toasty oak infused into the white peach and grapefruit fruit characters. A little struck match and a flinty gun-metal character on the nose. Extraordinary length and persistence through the palate." 97 Points - Jay Jordan
"Medium straw colour with a marvellously minerally, rocky, struck-flinty bouquet which leans heavily towards complex sulphides, but is also powered along by grapefruit and other citrus aromas. The wine is tightly focused, intense and powerful in the mouth. It's lean and nervy, typical of this maker's style, and if any Australian Chardonnay can be said to be mineral, this can. Lots of artefact but also masses of fruit. Beautifully focused, balanced and long-lasting on the finish." 96 Points - Huon Hooke