Fraser Gallop Cabernet Merlot 2018 (Margaret River)
"Oh so easy - simply grow the grapes, pick when ripe, crush and ferment, mature in French oak, wait for the synergy, bottle when ready. Here the magic starts: cassis/blackcurrant, a touch of tapenade, ripe but deferent tannins and a waft of sweet cigar box."
95 Points - GOLD - James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Established in 1999, Fraser Gallop Estate comprises 50 acres under vine on an elevated aspect six kilometres from the south west coast of Western Australia at the heart of the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.
Hand picked and meticulously maintained by the same team of professionals since conception, the vineyard has become one of the most recognized and awarded in the region with the Fraser Gallop Cabernet Merlot 2018 garnering medals and awards from esteemed wine icon, James Halliday.
The unique location, geography and gravelly laterite loams over clay subsoil of the estate has resulted in the sought after colour, flavours and aromas found only in the Fraser Gallop wines.
The region's pristine isolation beside the Indian Ocean; the maritime climate; and the vineyard’s undulating topography provide the ideal conditions in which to grow Bordeaux and Burgundy grape varieties.
Their respect for the land is evident in every aspect of the Estate’s development. They encourage maximum fruit quality and flavour by dry-farming; nurturing the soil with composted grape lees and controlling weeds and pests naturally.