A brand new arrival from Western Australia's Margaret River that we import through our Vindependents group. While Flametree's focus is on top quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, their SBS (80% SB 20% S) is a delicious, crisp drop that we couldn't say no to. We showed this at a tasting last week and the number of customers that commented how much Sauv Sem (or SBS as it's known in Oz) they'd drunk whilst living/holidaying out there was amazing. This is everything a good SBS should be - fresh and zippy with hints of lime, grapefruit, lemongrass and a waxy lemon core. It's long, balanced and delicious with a little bit of texture on the palate due to a bit of time on the lees. James Halliday likes it with a 93/100 rating and it's a welcome addition to our list.
SC Rating - EXCELLENT +++ (Mike)