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Friday, 2 March 2018

Flame Hill Vineyard Barbera 2016

Tourists heading up to Queensland's sunshine coast hinterland could do worse than seek out local winery Flame Hill (although the beer's pretty spiffing at Brouhaha in nearby Maleny). 

Drawing fruit from both estate plantings (and fruit from the Granite Belt GI, as with this Barbera from Ballandean, the cellar door and dining offering is certainly worth a look.

Damson, plum, cherry, dark chocolate. Heady mix that invites. Medium bodied, fresh-about-you acidity, with a come hither softness and downright moreishness. The acidity delivers a good length upon which fruit makes its presence re-known. 

Barely there tannin wraps things up. 91 

Tasted on: Wednesday 2nd August, a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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[This post was edited at 08:15 on 03/03/18 to reflect the fruit is sourced from the Granite Belt]


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