Fraser Gallop Parterre Chardonnay 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
97/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
95/100 Huon Hooke
95/100 James Halliday (2016 Vintage)
94/100 Campbell Mattinson (2016 Vintage)
5 Red Star Winery - James Halliday
Best In Show - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 “...A ripping chardonnay and great value at the price. Very light yellow hue with a shy, restrained, faintly nutty aroma, which seems a little muffled or unready. The palate is intense and fine, restrained and a tad unready. It’s still emerging but has intensity and very attactive flavour. Long, lingering finish with frisky acidity and real tension..."
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front “This is a beautiful example of the chardonnay grape.....It tastes of underk, juicy pear and steel, both rich and seductive at once, before cedar wood and smoked spice notes lend a hand through the back half. It finishes with a cleansing rinse of acidity, but at no point is flavour left behind. This feels ripe and juicy throughout." (2016 Vintage)
James Halliday 'Wow Factor Whites' Halliday Magazine “With its grapefruit, nectarine, nutty and gently vanillin aromas (from 10 months in 30% new French oak) there is a lot to like about this wine. The palate is equally good, and despite the initial richness on the palate, there is a nice line of acidity that runs through the wine keeping it perfectly balanced and composed.” (2016 Vintage)
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." (2016 Vintage)
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." (2016 Vintage)
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's winemakers are particularly proud of it's temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.