best drinking summer wine


Flowstone sauvignon blanc 2014 ($32)

A really interest take on sav blanc with old oak fermentation and then extended time in oak with lees stirring. You can see this immediately in the palate which has a more old worldy feeling and character. Tends to mute the primary fruit characters and create something significantly more interesting an appealing. Love the style.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 7 years

Flowstone Queen of the Earth chardonnay 2013 ($55)

Terribly complex statement of Margaret River chardonnay. Aromas of honeysuckle and meal with traces of brioche and cashew. The palate s so well managed with deep flavours of stone fruit and nectarine with a deliciously creamy texture cut with a minerally slightly toasty character. It’s had about 50 per cent new oak but the extended time on lees has allow this t integrate and not dominate. Super wine.

Score: 97/100    Cellar: 10 years




Flowstone sauvignon blanc 2013 ($32)

The first thing to appreciate is that this is a different style of sauvignon blanc. Very much in the old world style and how refreshing to see something like this make such a positive and individual statement. It’s sort of wild and funky with so much deeply intense flavour. There’s nothing obvious in here and yet there is so much to offer. Terrific.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 6 years

Flowstone cabernet sauvignon 2011 ($75)

Immensely powerful and quite muscular cabernet that drives through such a long, focused finish. Loads of blackcurrant with a sliver or two of black olive. Richer dark chocolate and a subtle graphite character. The tannins are firm and assertive but this is a wine that needs that sort of structure. It’s made for the long haul.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 20 years


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