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Fraser Gallop Estate

Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

When making this wine the aim was to use a number of techniques to emphasise complexity in a single vineyard wine, to make a wine that allows the fruit to shine, complemented by premium oak while maintaining great structure and finesse. This has been done by the addition of small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, and the use of a number of different techniques during fermentation of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Reviews and Awards

"Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet shows a lovely harmony of violets, blueberry, cedar and tobacco, the palate medium to full-bodied and savoury, well saturated with smoky, toasty oak-matured complexities. Great flavour and harmony, balance and length. This is uncannily Bordeaux-like, St-Émilion for my money. A classy wine…” 

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 95 points

"Includes a little Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.  Blue and black fruit, cocoa powder, tobacco, some mint and violet in the mix.  Medium-bodied, crisp acidity, almost a cranberry crunch to it, along with a tightly knit tannin, some toast and earthiness, attractive perfume on a long firm finish.  Very stylish.  Wait for it."

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 94 points

“This stylish blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, merlot, cabernet franc and malbec has a charming bouquet of red and blue fruits, and violet. It’s medium-to-full bodied, with good concentration, fresh acidity and a firm but restrained tannin backbone.“

Gourmet Traveler, 94 points

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Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation
Fraser Gallop Estate
Harvest Date
April 2017
18 months
Bottling Date
November 2018
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