Fraser Gallop Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Fraser Gallop Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Fraser Gallop Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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The balance is extraordinarily seamless for a 100% pure Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft, plush, and extraordinarily long Boysenberry and Blackberry finish that goes on for minutes.

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Established in 1999, Fraser Gallop Estate is at the heart of Margaret River’s Wilyabrup valley (20km) north of the town of Margaret river and six kilometres from the south west coast of Western Australia. The Estate enjoys splendid isolation and a moderate maritime climate created by the Indian Ocean to the north and west.

Description

Tasting notes

A very aromatic wine with dark cherry and violet and thyme florals on the nose. The body is a little fuller and could be described as medium to full bodied. The balance is extraordinarily seamless for a 100% pure Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft, plush, and extraordinarily long Boysenberry and Blackberry finish that goes on for minutes. A seductively textured wine. 

Winemaker notes

The grapes for the dry-grown Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon were especially selected from the best section of the vineyard on leaf-plucked and shoot-thinned vines, then harvested and sorted by hand. This wine is entirely made in the barrel without any stainless-steel contact at any point. This makes for seamless integration of fruit and oak, delivering a wine that is elegant and restrained but full of flavor and texture.

Reviews

‘This has an extraordinarily long finish and aftertaste, built on varietal purity. It’s ethereal, a word I cannot remember using for a cabernet. The texture, too, is exceptional, the oak absorbed into the wine’s essence. 14.5% alc, screwcap 97 points, drink to 2045, $110’ James Halliday, The West Australian Febraury 2019, 98 Points

‘From Wilyabrup. Up from $110 in the last vintage, but if there was ever a vintage to jump – 2018 c’est ca. The length of flavour is astoundingly long: enduring and persistent, it allows the fruit to promenade across the tongue, showing every feather and facet. Restrained and powerful, this surely needs a decant at this inchoate stage … the tannins present as firm yet fine. A wonderful wine.’ Erin Larkin, Wine Companion, 96 Points

‘Complex aromas of lead pencil, tobacco, blackberry, cigar box, dried herbs and brambles. Firm and structured with plenty of grippy, granular tannin rigour and lively acidity. The palate is full-bodied with blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry flavours, a touch of leafy menthol and plenty of savouriness. This has power and elegance and a layered sophistication to it. Built for the long-haul.’ Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 95 Points

‘Winemaker Clive Otto is a good fellow, though likely doesn’t suffer fools gladly, which probably leaves me in a precarious state. This is the Big Show. It’s 2018 Margaret River in full flight, with dark fruit, baking spices, fennel seed, and chocolate. Rich and plush, almost a Napa Valley opulence here, ripe and sticky tannin, plenty of nougat oak, tobacco,  freshness, and gravelly tannin running on a long and ripe spicy finish. Bold. Needs time, but very good.Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 95+ points

‘Impressive cabernet with a complex, youthful nose that offers aromas of cedar, mint, fresh roasting herbs, red cherries, blueberries and spiced chocolate. Juicy palate with plenty of fleshy blueberry and red-cherry punch on entry, building evenly to a cedary finish. Drink or hold’ James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, 94 points

‘Rich and complex nose with aromas of cedar, toasted spice, mint, and rosting herbs as well as redcurrant, blueberry, cherry and chocolate. The palate has a sleek and juicy feel with bright red berry fruits on offer.’ Nick Stock, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, 94 points

Product Specifications

Brand name: Fraser Gallop Estate
Region: Margaret River
Appellation: Wilyabrup
Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Clive Otto
Current Vintage: 2018
Alcohol volume: 14%
pH: 3.6
Total acidity: 6 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.3 g/l
Harvest date: 13th March 2018
Bottling date: 20th November 2019 
Oak: 100% new French oak 500 litre puncheons
Maturation: 9 months
Cellaring: Up to 15 years