Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Magnum ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
This is great……and here’s why!96/100 James Halliday
94/100 The Wine Front
National Wine Show of Australia 2012
James Halliday - "Slightly lighter (though brighter) hue than expected; the bouquet is fragrant, then blackcurrant fruit does the pas de deux with savoury/dried herb flavours and textures on the medium-bodied palate."
Helen Young "Spectacular in autumn but impressive in any season"
85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 2% each merlot and malbec and 1% cabernet franc.
Celebrated Fraser Gallop is one of Margaret River's premium wine producers. They have won many awards, including the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards International Trophy for Best Bordeaux blend and nine gold medals for their Cabernet Sauvignon since 2007. The next time you find yourself in Margaret River, their hauntingly beautiful vineyard – and cellar door – is well worth a visit. It was recently described by Helen Young in The Australian newspaper as “spectacular in autumn but impressive in any season”.
The inspiration for the Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon is taken from some of the great wines of Bordeaux. The aim is to use a number of techniques to emphasise complexity in a single vineyard wine and to make a wine that allows the fruit to shine; complemented by premium oak, while maintaining great structure and finesse. This is done by the addition of small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec and the use of a number of different techniques during fermentation of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Our belief is that by doing all this we have made the best wine possible and that it truly reflects the place in which it is grown.
Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the south-western corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy 'SSB' blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, a coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.