Flametree ‘SRS Wallcliffe’ Chardonnay 2017

The Flametree Sub Regional Series aims to showcase distinctive wine styles from vineyards renowned for growing ultra premium fruit. Winemaker, Cliff Royle, and his team chose to lead with Margaret River’s strongest varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  The Sub Regional Series represents the very best varietal wines under the Flametree label, these wines will only be made in the best vintages, volumes will be small and availability very limited.

“Margaret River chardonnay at its elegant best…”

Halliday Wine Companion 2017

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Trophy – Western Australia Chardonnay Trophy

International Wine Challenge 2019

Consistency of Excellence Award

Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018

7 Gold Medals

International Wine Challenge 2019, International Wine Challenge 2018, Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2018, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018, Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018, Wine Show of Western Australia 2018

One of the “Best of the Best Chardonnays, 97 points, Exceptional + Special Value”

“From a single site, wild-fermented and matured in large-format French oak (40% new) for 12 months. A very high quality Margaret River chardonnay, with stone fruit/citrus bounding off subtle and integrated oak into the arms of perfectly balanced acidity. Fully deserved its gold medal at the Sydney Wine Show ’17.”
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

97 points”

“This wine is now firmly among the Margaret River chardonnay elite.  It’s sourced from a single site in the Wallcliffe subregion.  All wild fermented and matured in large-format French oak, with about 40 per cent of it new.  Wonderfully complex stone fruit, mineral and tight savoury notes.  Very long and powerfully sustained palate.  Classy wine.  97/100.  (Best drinking: Now to 2030).”
Ray Jordan, The West Australian, November 2018

95 points”

“This has a very plush, luscious and concentrated core of lemons and grapefruit. The lemons are very assertive, rich and intense. Acidity holds the line long and unwavering. It’s all very tightly knit.  Drink or hold.”
JamesSuckling.com, June 2019

“Cliff Royle knows the Margaret River region backwards with chardonnay his forte…”

“Lobster and chardonnay are culinary soulmates – the intense grapefruit, peach and melon flavours of the chardonnay with its (oak derived) structural tannins act as a counterpoint to the sweet, seafresh meaty flavours of the crustacean.  That some of the best lobster comes from Augusta, just to the south of Margaret River adds a special note to this synergistic combination.  Cliff Royle knows the Margaret River region backwards with chardonnay his forte – his 2017 Walcliffe a testament to his skill.  This recipe takes the inherent power of the lobster meat and boosts it with the brash, tomato-based patatas bravas.  Power meets power.”
Peter Bourne, Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2018/January 2019



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