Flowstone Estate Chardonnay 2017

Margaret River
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£23.50 per bottle
43 in stock

97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “And here we are – a wine which aptly displays the difference in drinkability between Stuart’s Queen of the Earth and estate wines. The bouquet is simply glorious with drifts of marine scented citrus and orchard fruits interwoven with fine scents of jasmine. The palate is fresh, incisive and leads with a wonderful streak of mineralité which I adore. This is a serious wine and should be treated with respect. Store carefully, keep out of a cold fridge, decant and serve using your best glassware. Serve blind and you would believe you are consuming Grand Cru Chablis (try it and please let me know). Texturally, this is on point and delivers crashing waves of citrus / mineral tinged fruit. Wonderful acidity, beautifully balanced with a pleasing accent of salinity. A truly ‘wow’ wine for the respectable price tag. I adore the warming ginger and lemon zest on the incredibly long finish. Simply gorgeous. Drink now to 2030. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

97+ Points  - Magdalena Sienkiewicz "From a single vineyard based in Karridale, the southernmost and coolest part of Margaret River. The 2017 Chardonnay oozes elegance and class. The perfume is beautifully composed with lemon oil, honeyed pears and white flowers together with maritime minerals and oyster shell, a hallmark of Margaret River Chardonnays. The palate is simply superb and shows quality you’d expect from wines carrying a higher price tag. Ruby grapefruit, toasted hazelnuts and a racy minerality highlight its complex and sophisticated palate with textures flowing endlessly in perfect harmony. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware following 30 minutes of decanting."

Taste & Aroma

97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “And here we are – a wine which aptly displays the difference in drinkability between Stuart’s Queen of the Earth and estate wines. The bouquet is simply glorious with drifts of marine scented citrus and orchard fruits interwoven with fine scents of jasmine. The palate is fresh, incisive and leads with a wonderful streak of mineralité which I adore. This is a serious wine and should be treated with respect. Store carefully, keep out of a cold fridge, decant and serve using your best glassware. Serve blind and you would believe you are consuming Grand Cru Chablis (try it and please let me know). Texturally, this is on point and delivers crashing waves of citrus / mineral tinged fruit. Wonderful acidity, beautifully balanced with a pleasing accent of salinity. A truly ‘wow’ wine for the respectable price tag. I adore the warming ginger and lemon zest on the incredibly long finish. Simply gorgeous. Drink now to 2030. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware.”

97+ Points  - Magdalena Sienkiewicz "From a single vineyard based in Karridale, the southernmost and coolest part of Margaret River. The 2017 Chardonnay oozes elegance and class. The perfume is beautifully composed with lemon oil, honeyed pears and white flowers together with maritime minerals and oyster shell, a hallmark of Margaret River Chardonnays. The palate is simply superb and shows quality you’d expect from wines carrying a higher price tag. Ruby grapefruit, toasted hazelnuts and a racy minerality highlight its complex and sophisticated palate with textures flowing endlessly in perfect harmony. Sampled using Zalto Bordeaux glassware following 30 minutes of decanting."

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive July/August 2021.

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Flowstone

Producer

Flowstone Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia

 

"Accolades have come in thick and fast including the prodigious winner of James Halliday’s Best New Winery, 2015 and of course, receiving 97 points for his 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, which is the highest score achieved for this varietal."

 

Flowstone is the creation of Stuart Pym who has enjoyed a long and illustrious wine career spanning some 30 years. We first came across Stuart’s wines when he founded Suckfizzle in 1996 and then Stella Bella in 1999. In 2013 he handed over the Stella Bella winemaking reins and moved to Flowstone in a permanent capacity and we’ve been tracking down him and his wines ever since.   Stuart is a perfectionist and his attention to detail is quite extraordinary, resulting in perhaps the best wine(s) made in Margaret River today. Accolades have come in thick and fast including the prodigious winner of James Halliday’s Best New Winery 2015 and of course, receiving 97 points for his 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, which is the highest score achieved for this varietal.

Stuart has a deep understanding of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, which and personally, are his best wines. His craftsmanship is clearly displayed in each and every vintage with all varietals nodding firmly to their French counterpart. His Chardonnay’s sit shoulder to shoulder with great Burgundies, his oak aged Sauvignon Blancs are textural, nervy and are simply incredible with 4-5 years bottle age. James Halliday aptly describes Stuart’s Sauvignon Blancs as “A salute to the late Didier Dagueneau” which is some tribute... His Cabernet Sauvignon is handpicked from a dry grown vineyard in Wilyabrup, which was planted in the late 1970’s and all enjoy expensive French oak treatment. These wines are precise and elegant but do require 5 to 10 years to unlock their true potential.

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Region

Margaret River

 

"The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.."

 

Perched all the way over on Australia’s most south westerly tip is Margaret River. A region that accounts for less than 5% of Australia’s wine production but is responsible for 20% of the premium wines and the lion’s share of awards. Probably best known as the region that produces some of the new world’s finest Cabernet, Margaret River specialises not only in red and white, Bordeaux style wines but the region is also gaining a reputation for premium Chardonnays that rival some of the best found in Burgundy. Deep Woods have scooped up a multitude of awards across their range, including gold medals and a staggering 98 points awarded for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Nocturne’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is receiving plenty of recognition and all but one of Flowstone’s wines have been awarded 95 points or above. The list of awards given to this tiny area in Australia’s most isolated region is endless and it’s no wonder that Margaret River is dominating Australia’s premium sector.

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