Flowstone Queen of the Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Margaret River
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£29.95 per bottle
87 in stock

97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “A fascinating bouquet which isn’t shy in coming forward. The concentration of perfumed gooseberry, guava, roasted pineapple and sweet melon is remarkable. Zips of acidity, citrus and a floral spray add to the complexity. Very impressive. The palate feel is super generous and the length incredibly long, the flavours last for minutes. Where to start with the flavours as there are so many to get through. Citrus peel flows into white flowers which in turn drift beautifully into fresh garden mint. I detect orchard fruits, a tropical undercurrent and lemongrass – everything feels exotic without being exaggerated. The minty finish is epically long – salinity is the final act as the wine drifts away after five minutes. Texturally, this is brilliant and oozes sophistication. Silky smooth and will keep for 5-8 years. Served using Zalto Universal glassware.”

97-98 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "Stuart Pym’s admiration and dedication to producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in Australia is clearly demonstrated in his Queen of the Earth. The perfume is lush and oozes beautiful notes of elderflower, lemongrass, passionfruit and guava. Crystalline minerals and delicately toasty elements reminiscent of caramelised pineapple, emerge with aeration. The palate is impressively structured and coating every facet with elegant weight and layered flavours. There is intensity of fruit and minerals, great length and an impressive level of precision and detail. So much personality and class. Delicious today, it will continue to evolve in the cellar for at least the next 5-8 years. Sampled using Zalto Universal glassware with 30 minutes of decanting (highly recommended)."

Taste & Aroma

97 Points - Stuart McCloskey “A fascinating bouquet which isn’t shy in coming forward. The concentration of perfumed gooseberry, guava, roasted pineapple and sweet melon is remarkable. Zips of acidity, citrus and a floral spray add to the complexity. Very impressive. The palate feel is super generous and the length incredibly long, the flavours last for minutes. Where to start with the flavours as there are so many to get through. Citrus peel flows into white flowers which in turn drift beautifully into fresh garden mint. I detect orchard fruits, a tropical undercurrent and lemongrass – everything feels exotic without being exaggerated. The minty finish is epically long – salinity is the final act as the wine drifts away after five minutes. Texturally, this is brilliant and oozes sophistication. Silky smooth and will keep for 5-8 years. Served using Zalto Universal glassware.”

97-98 Points – Magdalena Sienkiewicz "Stuart Pym’s admiration and dedication to producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in Australia is clearly demonstrated in his Queen of the Earth. The perfume is lush and oozes beautiful notes of elderflower, lemongrass, passionfruit and guava. Crystalline minerals and delicately toasty elements reminiscent of caramelised pineapple, emerge with aeration. The palate is impressively structured and coating every facet with elegant weight and layered flavours. There is intensity of fruit and minerals, great length and an impressive level of precision and detail. So much personality and class. Delicious today, it will continue to evolve in the cellar for at least the next 5-8 years. Sampled using Zalto Universal glassware with 30 minutes of decanting (highly recommended)."

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal 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 Universal glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as Hughes & Hughes Barrel & Skins, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good 'all-rounder', designed for all types of wine but in our opinion may not maximize the potential of certain wines quite as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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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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Ratings Summary

1 of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

10th Jun 2021

The first Suavignon Blanc that has stopped me dead in my tracks - incredible aroma, superb mouthfeel, and complex finish. Wildly popular when shared with friends!

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