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Fraser Gallop Estate is set upon 165 acres of undulating land on Metricup Road, Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River region. It is a marvellous location close to other premium producers. Six kilometres from the coast our climate is warm and dry and is moderated by the effect of the Indian Ocean.
 
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4.5% Malbec; 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.
 
An intensely inky coloured wine. Attractive dark cherry, mulberry and blackcurrant fragrance. Trademark Margaret River Cabernet scents of dried nori, bay leaf and gum leaf. Medium bodied in style. Structure and finesse are it’s main features with choc-cherry flavours marrying in with the chocolate and spice oak. Lovely chalky tannin closes out the wine finishing clean and long. A wine that will cellar for up to 15 years on release.
 
Still bright crimson-purple; a totally delicious and stylish Bordeaux blend; the bouquet is fragrant, the medium to full-bodied palate swoops high and low with cassis, spice, bay leaf, cedary oak and beautifully detailed tannins - and only 13.5% alcohol. Drink by: 2038; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: March 2016; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
 

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