Flametree Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

There is a generosity, even an opulence to this vintage of Flametree, making for an intense core of fruit presence, yet intricately controlled and focused at every moment. Blackcurrants, cassis and blackberries are compacted into a tight core and suspended by rigid, tense cords of finely structured tannins and tangy, crunchy acidity. It finishes very long, and promises a great future. $22 at Aussie Wines, Wine Devotion and WineStar (2011).