Flowstone Cabernet Touriga 2013 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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A blend of classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, and the classic Portuguese variety Touriga. Cabernet Sauvignon is well known in Margaret River, whereas Touriga less so.

Touriga is one of the main varieties in the Portuguese Vintage Ports. It has wonderful spicy red and black fruit flavours, with a medium to full bodied palate, and puts an interesting twist on Cabernet Sauvignon. Touriga is also known as Touriga Nacional.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 95 Jane Faulkner Published 01 August 2017

The cabernet is off a single vineyard in Wilyabrup, 70% in the blend, the touriga from Yallingup planted in the late '70s. Each made in a similar fashion but kept separate, aged 2 years in French oak barriques (20% new). Harmonious in its composition, there's an ease, a suppleness to the tannins, plenty of grip though and the fruit neatly compiled into the more savoury aspects of the wine.

Rating 93 - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front Drink : 2019 - 2026+

70/30 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and touriga, the latter off a vineyard planted in the 1970s and the former from a vineyard planted late 1990s. It sees 20% new French oak. 400 dozen produced.

Excellent dimension of fruit flavour and the texture to match. This will please many folks. Dark berries, coffee grounds, a decent chew of tannin and brighter, floral, red berried notes. Good all around. Creamy mouthfeel. Beautiful medium-bodied profile.

Winery Tasting Notes

The red wines are benchmark Margaret River - intense, focussed, dense and profound. These wines have an inherent sense of poise and balance at an early age, and will live for a very long time.

Cellaring Potential

Now and over the next 14 years.

WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Flowstone is the distillation of 30 years of winemaking of Stuart Pym, and the unbridled passion for great wine of Phil Giglia.

Stuart started in the wine industry in 1983 when he moved to Margaret River to help his parents in their vineyard and winery in Willyabrup. 1983 was the keystone year when his parents started their own wine label – Sussex Vale – and moved to Margaret River full time. This vineyard has since become the well regarded Hayshed Hill.

Stuart has subsequently spent time winemaking at Voyager Estate (1991 - 2000), Devil’s Lair (2000 - 2008) and Stella Bella (2008 - 2013). In addition, he worked at Matilda Bay Brewing Company in its heyday during the late 1980’s, and has worked several vintages overseas and in the eastern states.

Stuart and his partner started the Suckfizzle brand in the late 1990’s, and the Stella Bella brand in the early 2000's. Planting the Flowstone vineyard mirrored his parent’s activities of the late 1970’s; and releasing the Flowstone brand, and committing to it full time in 2013, completes the 30 year family circle.

Phil first became bewitched by wine via the University Wine Club, which he joined while studying at UWA in the early 1980's. The spark had been lit. Subsequent work at George Cellars in the late eighties made him aware of the breadth of world wine, and the myriad of styles and stories it contains. It also enabled him to stare at the bottles he would never be able to afford. It would be safe to say that Phil is now a confirmed wine tragic - which is not a bad thing at all.

Stuart and Phil met at a Margaret River Great Estates lunch in the late 1990's. That probably says enough in itself! Ideas, pipe dreams, and concepts have finally made it to fruition after all those years.

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