Gralyn Estate

2001 Shiraz Cabernet - Equal Top Wine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Gralyn Estate

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96 Points awarded to our Margaret River Chardonnay

96 Points awarded to our Margaret River Chardonnay

Leading Australian wine writer Huon Hooke recently reviewed our 2018 Reserve Chardonnay for The Real Review, awarding it 96 Points!

You can read and watch the full review below, Thanks Huon.

"Light yellow, bright colour. Passionfruit and tropical aromas, a tinge of grapefruit, some slaty mineral notes, quite pungent and passionfruity, with an undercurrent of chewy tannin on the aftertaste. There is a shrillness to the wine and a definite Gingin clone style to the fruit. Delicious." Drink 2021 -2028
96 Points - Houn Hooke, The Real Review



 

 

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36th International Chardonnay Tasting

36th International Chardonnay Tasting

The 36th Annual International Chardonnay Tasting was held at Cullen Wines on Saturday benchmarking Margaret River Chardonnay against the worlds best. Guests were treated to 24 remarkable wines from the 2017 vintage followed by a long lunch in the vineyard.

Thank you Cullen Wines for hosting such an amazing event and showcasing our 2017 Reserve Chardonnay.

We have released the last remaining cases of this award winning wine for purchase online via the website or visit our Wilyabrup Cellar Door.

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Equal Top Wine - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Equal Top Wine - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Our 2001 Shiraz Cabernet has done it again! Equal top wine in The World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge in the latest issue of Winestate Magazine.
[September 2021]

This award winning shiraz blend has aged gracefully - achieving 5 Stars and 98 points in both The 2015 and 2021 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge. In the latest competition it was equal top to Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace - a great accolade for an 'aged' Margaret River wine from one of the region's smallest, but most highly regarded boutique wineries. 

SHOP - 2001 Shiraz Cabernet

"A beautifully matured wine. Makes you think of a comfortable old leather chair. It is generous and brooding and drinking very well right now."
98 Points Winestate Magazine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2021

“An exceptional group of concentrated wines.” Agreed the judges. “I have not seen a better flight of shiraz and syrah wines with such a lovely level of elegance and concentration.” said one judge. “These are not over extracted and show beautiful balance of expensive, appropriately handled oak, with the expressive fruit.” “Again the aged wines showed their pedigree, fabulous wines of great character and consistency.” Said another.
Judges comments, Winestate Magazine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2021

“Lovely example of the great Aussie blend. It is still amazingly bright and alive, beautifully complex with a perfect, seamless palate.”
5 Stars Winestate Magazine - World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2015

“An awesome class of iconic wines. Here we see delivery of harmonious, intense wines with length and complexity but above all - drinkability!”
Judge, Winestate Magazine - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2015

World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge featuring Gralyn Estate's 2001 Shiraz Cabernet - Equal Top Wine With Hill Of Grace and Grange  
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Multi-layered and deep and concentrated...

Multi-layered and deep and concentrated...
With an average barrel age of 8-10 years, our Classic Muscat is smooth and luscious. Layered with caramel, dried fruit, roasted nuts and toffee.

“Multi-layered and deep and concentrated with a warm palate-coating viscosity. Has started to show some classic muscat rancio which comes with extended ageing in old oak before bottling. Great to see the style.”
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide

Available to taste and purchase from our Margaret River Cellar Door or shop online... 

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A decadent glass of fortified wine

A decadent glass of fortified wine

Nice feature on our Artizan Rare Muscat by Young Gun of Wine recently…

“A decadent glass of fortified, rippling with raisin, fig, date and coffee notes, this is rich and unctuous, but with the fortifying alcohol lifting the sweetness, leaving endless layers of flavour to linger on the palate.”

“Made from a solera that dates back nearly 40 years, this is rich with classic mature fortified muscat flavours, with notes of dried figs, dates, rum-soaked raisins, toffee, coffee grounds, brandy-soused plum pudding and dark spices, with hints of clove, cinnamon and brown cardamom. Those flavour cascade onto the viscous palate, with toasted walnuts and treacle joining in, the fortifying alcohol gently cutting through the richness, giving this lift through the back palate, flavours persisting for minutes.”

Read the full review behind one of Australia’s great wine styles, via Young Gun Of Wine website

https://younggunofwine.com/wines-we-love/gralyn-artizan-rare-muscat

Artizan Rare Muscat - A decadent glass of fortified, rippling with raisin, fig, date and coffee notes, this is rich and unctuous, but with the fortifying alcohol lifting the sweetness, leaving endless layers of flavour to linger on the palate.

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A focus on soil health, microbiology and organic principles

A focus on soil health, microbiology and organic principles

Friday saw the last of our Cabernet Sauvignon vines pruned and wrapped. As we move into Spring and temperatures rise, our vines respond with amazing vigour. A carefully curated program in our vineyard, focuses on soil health, microbiology and organic principles, to maintain vine health. We look forward to seeing this season unfold…

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Best Experiences In Margaret River...

Best Experiences In Margaret River...

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest Gourmet Traveller magazine shining a light on the best experiences in Margaret River… Thanks Samantha Payne for visiting us and sharing our story… Spring Issue out now, pick up a copy and read the full article… 

‘The River Wild’ - A trip to Margaret River promises a wine and food lovers Paradise as the region experiences a resurgence following last years upheaval writes Samantha Payne.

Margaret River’s community and hospitality industry have always been tight, there’s new life flowing through the area as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen everyone come together to support one another and focus on what makes the area special.

The realisation that Margaret River would be closed to international visitors - and the rest of Australia - was a significant blow to locals, who rely heavily on tourists, the pause allowed them to think honestly about the services and produce they were providing to the public.

Scott and Annette Baxter from Gralyn Estate know better than most the power of community support. Annette’s parents, who first opened Gralyn’s door to the public in 1978 - becoming Margaret River’s first commercial cellar door - were largely unknown in the region before that.

The history of camaraderie within the area is what they’re celebrating with the upcoming reopening of the original cellar door space in September. “Annette and I are proud to carry the Gralyn Estate story forward, introducing another generation of visitors to the estate.” says Scott. “We are both excited to share our little piece of Margaret River history, giving guests an idea fo what it would have been like back in 1978, tasting the first wines in the then-emerging Margaret River wine region,: he says. Sometimes when change is thrust upon us, it is about embracing the old and bringing it to life in a new way.

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The Best Experiences In Margaret River - Gralyn Estate's Cellar Door and Fortified Wines

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Winter Pruning...

Winter Pruning...
Winter Pruning
The removal of old canes and wood from our 46 year old vines is a very careful process… Pruning at Gralyn Estate is not a race, all work is performed by hand; each and every vine requires individual attention ensuring we produce fruit of the highest quality.

We are half way through pruning our Cabernet Sauvignon and the cool wet winter has provided excellent dormancy and topped up our soil profile nicely.

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Decanter Magazine has classified the 2017 Gralyn Reserve Chardonnay ‘Exceptional’

Decanter Magazine has classified the 2017 Gralyn Reserve Chardonnay ‘Exceptional’

Decanter Magazine has classified the 2017 Gralyn Reserve Chardonnay ‘Exceptional’, giving a score of 98 points in the latest issue.

The 2014 Gralyn Reserve Chardonnay achieved an ‘Outstanding’ classification with 95 points...

The Decanter January 2019 tasting of Western Australian Chardonnay saw Gralyn top 60 of WA’s best

“Those (wines) in the top flight of exceptional were everything we hoped for from Margaret River: Beautifully crafted, powerfully expressive Chardonnays with complexity, fruit concentration, length, balance and ageworthiness”

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