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Fraser Gallop Estate

Cabernet Merlot 2018

Cabernet Merlot 2018

A bouquet of blackberry, chocolate and a slight savoury undertone.

Reviews and Awards

"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."

James Halliday, 95 pts 

This beautifully created and presented cabernet merlot blend is the product of outstanding vintage and clever understated winemaker. It has been left to the fruit do the talking. It's firm and controlled, with grainy tannins cutting through the leafy blackcurrant cabernet. A little flash from merlot adds further plushness to the middle palate. 

Ray Jordan,  93 pts 

This has quite a vibrant nose with ripe dark berries and chocolate, as well as spicy, cedary oak influence. The palate is plush, smooth and even-paced with a succulent core of dark plums and black cherries. Drink over the next six years.

James Suckling, 92 pts 

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SKU: CM18
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Harvest Date
15th March - 5th April 2018
Acid
3.7gm/l
pH
3.46
Aging
8-10 years
Fermentation
9 months in used French oak
Bottling Date
January 2019
Residual Sugar
0.4gm/l
Alcohol %
14.0