Flying Fish Cove

 best drinking summer wine


Flying Fish chardonnay 2014 ($22)

A creamy fruit driven young Margaret River chardonnay made for drinking over the next year. Light stone fruit and subtle roasted cashew characters. A little oak weaves into the mix. Balanced and flavoursome on a light body makes for a delightful summer drink.

Score: 89/100     Cellar: 3 years

Flying Fish cabernet merlot 2014 ($22)

Well-crafted cab merlot offering quality drinking at a good price. Plummy dark chocolate and blackcurrant stake their claims on a lush fruity palate. Ripe firmish tannins and a dollop oak provides some necessary structure and control. Works for me in the short term.

Score: 89/100    Cellar: 4 years

Flying Fish sauvignon blanc semillon 2016 ($22)

Fresh crunchy and loaded with a bowl full of tropical fruits. A splash of passionfruit pulp and plenty of lemon zest and there you have it – great current drinking for a classic blend.

Score: 88/100    Cellar: 2 years

Flying Fish Reserve chardonnay 2014 ($40)

Opens with a lightly toasty aroma showing a hint of mandarin and orange marmalade. There’s a lift of light nutty oak in there too. The palate is textured with excellent mouthfeel to highlight the lovely fruit characters. Crisp and fine through to a long finish. Will be good over the next few years.

Score: 91/100    Cellar: 5 years

Flying Fish The Wildberry Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($40)

Expertly crafted cabernet, here. Leafy tobacco characters with an edge of black olive on the nose. The flavors of blackcurrant and dark chocolate build through the palate with a firm tannin and oak core driving through to a finish that punches long.

Score: 92/100    Cellar: 10 years



Flying Fish The Italian Job 2014 ($25)

This is made from the Italian variety vermentino which I have always believed to be an ideal white variety for Australian cuisines. This is typical of the variety with a lean structure, light but distinctive flavour of spices and dried herbs. It’s crisp and fresh with a hint of pear on the finish. Nice drinking.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Flying Fish cabernet merlot 2013 ($22)

A silky smooth and flavoursome offering of this blend. Black fruits with a little mint and leafiness on the nose. The palate has some firmish tannin support with a little toasty oak that brings added complexity. A solid wine for drinking over the next few years.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years

Flying Fish Cove The Wildberry Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($40)

An excellent wine from a very good vintage. A wave of intense mulberry and blackberry fruit hits from the first sniff. The palate is concentrated and opulent with lush and plush black fruits, a dollop of chocolate and molasses and prune. Ripe tannins and fine oak work to build a velvety smooth palate.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 years


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