Magnum Parterre Chardonnay 2015
Pale straw with green hues. Ripe grapefruit and green mango, some oatmeal and nougat. Tight and juicy at once of flavours of pineapple and lime and some untoasted cashews, oatmeal and nougat. A lovely chalky flinty texture finishing clean and balanced.
“This wine never fails. It’s probably the immaculate viticulture that is most responsible, but you also get the feeling the winemaking team doesn’t push the envelope any further than they are totally comfortable with, the most obvious outcome the extreme purity the wine always has.”
James Halliday, 96 pts
“The wines from Fraser Gallop appear to have hit another plane of elegance and refinement. This has a distinctive wild yeast influence on the nose with a mealy grapefruit character. There’s a touch of minerality in there with subtle stone fruit. It’s all harnessed with a beautifully controlled oak treatment. Has aging potential.”
Ray Jordan, 95 pts