Margaret River is Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Sauvignon is Margaret River. The Flowstone Queen of the Earth Cabernet Sauvignon is from one old growth vineyard in Willyabrup.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
From a single dry-grown vineyard in Wilyabrup planted in the late '70s; hand-picked, open-fermented and macerated for 3 weeks thereafter; pressed to new French barriques and left there for 3 years; 85 dozen made. Stuart Pym regards this vintage as an all-time classic, and this wine supports that view, the fruit so intense it has absorbed the oak without demur; there is a juicy quality to the fruit that gives the impression of sweetness - which is not. Pure magic. Rating 97 - Drink by 2040, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep purple/red, with purple hues
Red and blue berries, spice, mocha, dark chocolate, cedar - this is a brooding and contemplative mix of everything Cabernet Sauvignon. It is beguiling, engaging, and downright enjoyable.
Dense berry fruits supported by soft, yet structural oak. There is a beautiful sweetness of fruit, and abundant, beautifully fine, tannins. This is a wine of great tannic structure, but it does not take over the wine in any manner. The flavours build on the back palate, and last... a very long time. This is a compact, complex, classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.
Crusty veal casserole, bangers and mash, porcini and herb crusted lamb
Now and over the next 16 years.