Margaret River in Western Australia as no official sub-regions recognised by the GIs (Geogrpahical Indicators) set by Wine Australia, but Flametree with their “SRS” series, have adopted the ideas of Dr John Gladstones’ 1999 proposal of 6 Margaret River sub regions based on soil and climate differences and release unique, individual wines from 4 of these locations.
Flametree, SRS Wilyabrup, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, 2014
30 days skin contact, 57% new french oak for 15 months. A veritable orgy of dark and purple fruits with mulberry standing like Caligula right in the middle of the the heaving masses of black currant/cassis and blackberry. Still showing vibrancy with Lindt 65%-esque chocolate a flirtatious highlight. Tannins are like velvet and ermine, and balanced beautifully. A wonderful wine to drink.
Wine sample courtesy of Flametree Wines