Fraser Gallop Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Magnum ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
This is great……and here’s why!96/100 James Halliday
Bronze - International Wine Challenge
Best Red Wine Margaret River Wine Show 2011
Best Single Vineyard Wine - Margaret River Wine Show 2011
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
Decanter World Wine Awards for Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the World (2007 vintage)
James Halliday - 5 Red Star Winery
Silver 94/100 Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday "Winemaker Clive Otto hit the ground running when he made the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (his first vintage), which in 2009 won the Decanter World Wine Awards for Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the World. And then there are founding owners Nigel and Dorothy Gallop. Nigel, whose investments outside wine allow him [Otto] to fund whatever his pride and joy needs, began tinkering with the Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon."
James Halliday - "the bouquet is fragrant, then blackcurrant fruit does a pas de deux with savoury/dried herb flavours and textures on the medium-bodied palate."
85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot, 2% each merlot and malbec and 1% cabernet franc.
The Winemaker "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."
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."
Celebrated Fraser Gallop Estate is one of Margaret River's premium wine producers. The winery has 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.
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.