Flametree Cabernet Merlot 2008

It appears that the 2007 version of this wine won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy - I haven't tried it, but you would imagine it's probably quite good.  

What then of the 2008 version?   To be honest, it was ok, but not that great.  The wine revealed an aroma of dark fruit, with a similar palate with noticeable acidity and that capsicum/shoe polish note that I notice on some of Leeuwin Estate's cabernets, and don't really like.  I suspect I'll have to try this one again to be sure.  80 to 81 points.

Source: restaurant
Margaret River
May 31, 2010

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