Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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.
Bright mid-crimson; the bouquet exhibits a highly polished and perfumed bouquet of red fruits, violets, cedar and fine pencil lead oak aromas; full-bodied, yet elegantly proportioned, the palate is long and layered, unevolved, and with all of the ingredients for a long and interesting future. Rating: 94 Points; Drink By: 2025 Price: $40.00 Date Tasted: 22 Jan 2013 Alcohol: 14.5% Ben Edwards; James Halliday Wine Companion
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