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2011 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Chardonnay

2011 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Chardonnay

 
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2011 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Chardonnay

Wine Details

Winery
Flametree
Vintage
2011
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Margaret River
Alcohol (%)
13.5
Purchase Price ($)
45
Wine Rating
96
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Purchase

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2011 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
96

The 2011 SRS is an excellent example of modern Australian Chardonnay, complex, layered, rich yet savoury.

The wine was whole bunch pressed, wild yeast fermented, no mlf but extended time on lees and 40% new oak. The resultant wine is one that unravels with time and gives more each time you return to it.

In terms of colour the wine is a light yellow with a fleck of green in the glass. The nose combines citrus and stone fruit with struck match and grilled cashews. The fruit component is tightly bound on the palate with citrus and nectarine to become more expressive in years to come. The acid is precise and mineral with wood spice and richer buttery characters over the journey. Excellent balance and length to finish.

A great cellaring prospect.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2014 - 2025
Date Reviewed
10 17, 2014