Winemaker's Tasting NotesA bench mark Cabernet Sauvignon from a remarkable year, carefully cellared, and now re-released as a Museum wine from the owners' Private Collection. A superb wine with strength and finesse, that shows the potential of Gralyn Cabernet Sauvignon to age gracefully.
We featured the iconic and pricey French First Growths of Chateaux Latour, Lafite and Haut Brion up against some of Australia's heavy hitters. At the top level Gralyn Estate 2001 Cabernet more than held its own in the blind tasting.
Peter Simic, Editor Winestate Magazine July/Aug 2016
Another example of a great wine! Huge wow factor to the nose and a fantastic fresh early palate that goes on and on with a great tannin backbone. 5 Stars
World Cabernet Tasting, Winestate Magazine July/Aug 2016
One of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted from Margaret River. It is a fabulously well-defined beauty boasting a dense purple color in addition to a sweet, creamy nose of black currants, licorice, and spice box. With fabulous texture, tremendous purity, admirable presence in the mouth, and great individuality as well as soul, this stunning Cabernet is still somewhat primary, but should evolve for 10-15 years. 94/100
Robert M. Parker Jr. The Wine Advocate 2004
Intense, deep colour. Soft, ripe blackcurrant nose with wafts of vanilla and spicy oak. Excellent fruit/acid balance. Lively, supple tannins. Everlasting length. Simply superb.
Judge, International Wine and Spirit Competition, London 2003
Best of Style, nominated for Wine of the Year Finals, Winestate Magazine 2016
Trophy, Best Previous Vintage Red Table Wine in Show, Sydney Royal Wine Show, 2003
Gold Medal, International Wine and Spirit Competition, London, 2003
Gold Medal. Top wine, in class 56, Sydney Royal Wine Show, 2003
Gold Medal. Top wine, in class 26, Australian Small Winemakers' Show, 2002
Gold Medal. Top wine, in class 17, Perth Royal Wine Show, 2002
Gold Medal, Sheraton WA Wine Awards, 2002