Flowstone Queen of the Earth Chardonnay 2009

Margaret River
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£33.95 per bottle
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97 Points - James Halliday

The first crop from the 0.5ha planting in '04, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed; fermentation and mlf in French oak (50% new); 17 months in barrel with occasional stirring; once bottled it is held for 36 months before release. The mouthfeel is exceptional, almost succulent, and yet full of activity as the oak and mineral components also find the taste receptors; the length of the palate is awesome. 75 dozen made.

Taste & Aroma

Score:97

The first crop from the 0.5ha planting in '04, hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed; fermentation and mlf in French oak (50% new); 17 months in barrel with occasional stirring; once bottled it is held for 36 months before release. The mouthfeel is exceptional, almost succulent, and yet full of activity as the oak and mineral components also find the taste receptors; the length of the palate is awesome. 75 dozen made.

James Halliday

Producer

Flowstone is the creation of Stuart Pym who has enjoyed a long and illustrious wine career spanning some 30 years. I 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 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, which is the highest score achieved for this varietal.

Flowstone Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia

Region

The Margaret River - the go-to place for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. A region of less than 5% of the country’s vines has arguably become the most admired with many of the ‘hottest’ winemakers choosing this beautiful region to show-off their talents. We are proud to exclusively offer you some of its brightest stars including Flowstone, Watershed and Nocturne to name a few.

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Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Especially good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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