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Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The Fraser Gallop way is to craft premium wines from the grape styles they believe are truly representative of the region. That’s why their Cabernet is king because so much care and attention goes into it. The nose announces itself with rich, black fruits, cocoa, earth and a touch of cedar complexity. A distinguished palate is seamlessly integrated with bold fruit, chalky tannins and complex oak. This has roast lamb written all over it.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour - A deep crimson colour with ruby red hues.

Nose - The wine has aromas of dusty mulberry, chocolate orange, plum, violets and a hint of rubbed bay leaf.

Palate - The palate is quite layered with some richness up front with briary flavours of wild mulberry and blackcurrants. The back palate has controlled chalky tannins giving it a firm presence that needs time to mellow. There is more savouriness to this wine than in previous vintages

Cellaring - Complexity will build even more in time.

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Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Predominantly cabernet but with the other four Bordeaux varieties. Rich with black currant and dark chocolate plus a touch of cabernet black olive. It’s a powerful statement of this variety very typical of Margaret River. Yet it is so well balanced and poised with those firm ripe tannins and solid oak merging seamlessly into a controlled effortless palate.
10 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
95
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This was a trophy winner at the 2009 Margaret River Wine Show. (You can have many gold-medal wines in the one show - if the wines are of sufficient standard - but trophies are different. Only the show's winners walk home with atrophy.) The 2007 was much lauded but we reckon this release is better. It tastes of mulberry, chocolate, fragrant Margaret River gravel, bay leaf and touches of aniseed. It's medium bodied with supple tannins and a cherry-chocolate aftertaste. Not a heavy wine. Very good to drink now. We can't help but say it's delicious.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
94
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
These are the more complex style savoury with a grape tannin profile that echoes the wines of Bordeaux in part thanks to an addition of the main Bordeaux varieties.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
These are the more complex style savoury with a grape tannin profile that echoes the wines of Bordeaux in part thanks to an addition of the main Bordeaux varieties.
Rob Geddes MW
90
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
These are the more complex style savoury with a grape tannin profile that echoes the wines of Bordeaux in part thanks to an addition of the main Bordeaux varieties.
Rob Geddes MW
90
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Savoury, meaty nose with fresh, minty hints. Soft, easygoing, herbaceous palate with delicious cassis berry flavours that linger on the finish.
Winestate 20082009
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
These are the more complex style savoury with a grape tannin profile that echoes the wines of Bordeaux in part thanks to an addition of the main Bordeaux varieties.
Rob Geddes MW
89

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