Fraser Gallop Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016 ~ Margaret River, Australia
Gary Walsh, Wine Front 93/100
James Halliday - 5 Red Star Winery
Peter Forrestal ~ "Fraser Gallop Estate has made a bigger impact on the Margaret River wine scene than any other winery established since the region's early days."
Ray Jordan ~ "There is no doubt that Fraser Gallop Estate is now right up there with some of the pioneering producers in the Margaret River region for the quality of the wines."
Gary Walsh ~ “Lime, snow pea, vanilla and gooseberry. It’s silky and fine, with a bit of nettle herbal infection, but mainly shows citrus and light tropical fruit, smoothed over with creamy vanilla. Has a bit of flint, cool acidity, and a long clean finish.”
Celebrated Fraser Gallop are 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”.
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.
Margaret River winemakers are particularly proud of the region's temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux