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2011 Acclaims

Australian Wine Companion 2011 James Halliday

” A long-established estate-based winery with 14 ha of Semillon, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Notwithstanding its significant production, it is happy to keep a relatively low profile, however difficult that may be given the quality of the wines Liz Dawson is making. Exports to Europe and Asia.”

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Good hue; in the mainstream of the elegant Fermoy style, 25-year-old estate vines producing perfectly ripened cabernet, with blackcurrant, cedar and cigar box all intermingling, supported by exemplary tannins and French oak. Screwcap.
14% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2023 $30 Date Tasted Mar 10

Margaret River Merlot 2008
Bright, clear crimson-purple; the bouquet is at once fragrant and complex, cassis and plum fruit with spicy/savoury notes; the medium-bodied palate has the supple red berry and plum fruit of the variety, tannins and oak in discrete support. Diam.
14% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2020 $30 Date Tasted Mar 10

Margaret River Semillon 2007
Unusually fine, delicate and long given the usual Margaret River semillon profile; great line and fluid mouthfeel; lemony fruit with a slash of mineral. Screwcap.
Rating 94 Drink 2015 Release Price $20 Date Tasted Feb 08

Margaret River Shiraz 2008
Bright crimson-purple; a fragrant bouquet of red and black cherry and plum aromas leads into a vibrant, incisive palate with background spice and pepper underlining the freshness of the wine. Impressive length. Screwcap.
14% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2023 $22 Date Tasted Mar 10

Yallingup Vineyards Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009
The grass and herb aromas of the semillon drive the bouquet and also contribute to the drive and intensity of the palate, citrus and tropical nuances embedded in the overall flavour; long finish. Screwcap.
13% alc. Rating 93 Drink 2012 $20 Date Tasted Mar 10

Reserve Margaret River Semillon 2008
Bright straw-green; a complex and powerful semillon with barrel ferment inputs adding to both the texture and flavour of the wine, grass, herb and citrus all to be enjoyed now or later. Diam.
13.5% alc. Rating 93 Drink 2016 $37 Date Tasted Mar 10

Margaret River Chardonnay 2008
In the understated style of the estate, with stony components to the citrus and apple taking it firmly in the direction of Chablis. Will repay cellaring. Screwcap.
14% alc. Rating 91 Drink 2018 $29 Date Tasted Feb 09

Yallingup Vineyards Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008
Good colour; the wine is more delicate than the Merlot, notwithstanding its cabernet parentage, the palate more fruity, although less structured; a twist of earth, olive and forest comes through on the finish. Screwcap.
14% alc. Rating 91 Drink 2017 $20 Date Tasted Mar 10



2010 Acclaims

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition

Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality.
Highly recommended
Margaret River Merlot 2007
Underlines the ability of Margaret Rivr to produce powerful, but utterly correct merlot; blackcurrant and cassis strengthened and lengthened by black olive notes and lingering tannins. 14.5% alc
Rating: 93 To 2017 $30

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
An elegant medium-bodied style, with cassis and blackcurrant fruit cradled by fine, ripe tannins and well integrated French oak. 14% alc
Rating: 93 To 2017$30

Margaret River Chardonnay 2008
In the understated style of the estate, with stony components to the citrus and apple taking it firmly in the direction of Chablis. Will repay cellaring. 14% alc
Rating: 91 To 2018 $22

Nebbiolo 2007
Remarkably good; has the autocratic varietal character expected with lingering, savoury tannins; cherry and rose petal. 13.5%alc
Rating: 91 To 2014 $30

Recommended
Margaret River Sauvignon blanc 2008
A crisp, clean bouquet leads into a grassy/minerally palate with good length and balance, unadorned and pure. 12.5% alc
Rating: 89 To 2011 $22

Margaret River Shiraz 2007
In the lighter, more elegant style for which Fermoy Estate is well known; obvious spicy/earthy/savoury overtones to the medium-bodied fruit. 14.5 alc
Rating: 89 To 2014 $22


Must Margaret river
Wine review for "The Mail"
January 27th 2010

Fermoy Estate Nebbiolo 2007

It is confirmation that we live in a region blessed with the capacity to make good wines from a multitude of varieties when you see the ar ray of vinous options available to us. We know the usual suspects; all delivered with reliable consistency by our winemakers. But what of the dark horses? They are now being made with growing zest and confidence as is evidenced by the Tempranillos, Zinfandels, Viogniers et al that we see and enjoy regularly.

Nebbiolo is without doubt one of the great noble varieties known to man. At its pinnacle, it is the heartbeat of Barolo, arguably the greatest Italian wines made. It is a juxtaposition of a wine, on one level pretty and floral, but looking deeper more brooding and mysterious. More the Black Dog, than the Stairway to Heaven of the Zeppelin collection. It is compelling stuff, when done right.

This is the second Nebbiolorelease from Fermoy. Production is small and yields are typically low for this variety. The wine spends 8 months in only 20% new French oak and this restrained oak regime is rewarded by a wine with trademark violets and rose perfume on the nose, followed by dark fruits and a tarry, savoury structure which opens up beautifully with air. Tell tale Nebbiolo acidity keeps the palate long and fine, despite being approachable and dreadfully easy to drink.

The wine is certainly not a blockbuster; rather an iron fist in a velvet glove. It has texture and weight without hinting at jamminess and is available as our pick of the region and on our comprehensive A-Z list of Margaret River wines; a must try for anyone looking for a pleasant diversion from the other wonderful red options available at Must.



2009 Acclaims

Margaret Reserve Semillon 2005

Scoop Magazine, see the attached file

Margaret River Merlot 2007

James haliday Australian Companion 2010 Edition
Highly recommended
Rating: 93

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Margaret Reserve Semillon 2005

Scoop Magazine, see the attached file
Margaret River Merlot 2007

James haliday Australian Companion 2010 Edition
Highly recommended
Rating: 93

Margaret River Chardonnay 2008

James haliday Australian Companion 2010 Edition
Highly recommended
Rating: 91

Margaret River Nebbiolo 2007

James haliday Australian Companion 2010 Edition
Highly recommended
Rating: 91

Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2008

James haliday Australian Companion 2010 Edition
Recommended
Rating: 89

Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2008

James haliday Australian Companion 2010 Edition
Recommended
Rating: 89

Geogrpahe Chardonnay 2009

Scoop Magazine Summer 2009 see the attached file



2008 Acclaims

Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2005

One of the best reds from this established Margaret River producer. Love the lifted scented notes of cedar, red berry and light fruitcake. The palate is medium-weight but with full intense and ripe flavours, showing multi-layered complexity. Excellent wine.

GREAT RED TASTING, cabernet blends $20-$25

RAY JORDAN, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN “FRESH”

thursday, june 26, 2008

Fermoy Estate Margaret River SEMILLON 2005

Good structure and texture, suggesting fermentation in old oak; totally dry, but not the least heavy; needs patience to see the best. Screwcap. 13° alc. Rating 90 To 2010 $18. 5 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion


2008 Fermoy Estate Merlot 2005

I reckon this is the best yet from Fermoy and it has a handy reputation for its merlots. Complex perfumed aromas lead into a thoroughly beautiful, elegant palate.
The fruit is supplemented with a perfumed cedary oak and it adds up to an engaging wine of great poise and style.

GREAT RED TASTING, MERLOT $25-$40
RAY JORDAN, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN “FRESH”

thursday, june 26, 2008

Margaret River Semillon 2007

Unusually fine, delicate and long given the usual Margaret River Semillon
profile; great line and fluid mouthfeel; lemony fruit with a slash of mineral. Screwcap. Rating 94 To 2015 $20. 5 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2009 Edition

Margaret R iver Chardonnay 2007

A very refined wine which goes against normal regional patterns with excellent length and line, but less depth and complexity; should repay cellaring.
Screwcap. 13.5° alc. Rating 91 To 2015 $28. 4 ½ GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2009 Edition


Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2007

A clean bouquet; positive flavours throughout with a mix of gooseberry and a squeeze of lemony acidity on the finish. Screwcap. 12.5° alc.Rating 90 To 2010 $18. 4 ½ GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2009 Edition

Margaret River Merlot 2005

A wine without any concessions whatsoever, dark and brooding, with tannins through the length of the palate; very difficult to tell where it is headed down the track, but leave it be now. Cork. 13.5° alc. Rating 89 To 2017 $30. 4 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2009 Edition

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Slightly diffuse, hazy colour; a medium-bodied palate, with flavours ranging from herb through to cassis, tannins present throughout. Cork. Rating 89 To 2020 $30. 4 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion



2007 Acclaims

Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2007

Fermoy Estate Merlot 2005 awarded GOLD

Scoop Magazine
Autumn Edition March to May 2007
New Release Tasting by Alex Hudak, Alan Dineen, David Watson, Nick Stacey, Langdon Farelly,Shaun Maher, Paul Carruthers.
….. a classy first effort nebbiolo that would put some Italian wines to shame. It has upfront tar and cherries with a new world twist, yet is very varietal.

Awarded: Silver (17.5)

This wine shows all the varietal characteristics of nebbiolo – cherry fruits along with some tar and spice notes, with a fennel-like lift. The palate offers black cherries, a mix of spices, and the tannin is there along with the acidity but it is balanced and is a long, great effort.

Scoop Magazine
Autumn Edition March to May 2007
New Release Tasting by Alex Hudak, Alan Dineen, David Watson, Nick Stacey, Langdon Farelly,Shaun Maher, Paul Carruthers.

….. a classy first effort nebbiolo that would put some Italian wines to shame. It has upfront tar and cherries with a new world twist, yet is very varietal.

Awarded: Silver (17.5)

This wine shows all the varietal characteristics of nebbiolo – cherry fruits along with some tar and spice notes, with a fennel-like lift. The palate offers black cherries, a mix of spices, and the tannin is there along with the acidity but it is balanced and is a long, great effort.


Fermoy Estate Merlot 2005
Gold Award

ECTION-2005 VINTAGE RED-
DRY RED-Merlot
Class: 48
Exhibit No.: 14

2007 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW

Fermoy Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvingon 2004

Awarded: Silver (17)
Deep and dark in colour, this is dense, tight and youthful. The fruit is ripe, sweet and powerful with plenty of extract and warm alcohol and the wine shows some classy oak handling. An impressive package—refined with the best still to come. ($45)

SCOOP - WINTER 2007 (Tasting Panel: Jessica Zoiti, Alex Hudak, Alan Dinneen, David Watson, John Griffiths & Max Veenhuyzen).

Fermoy estate Sauvignon blanc 2007

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Crisp Wine From Older Vineyard

Fermoy Estate is one of the older vineyards in Margaret River, producing a consistent range of whites and reds. Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon have been very strong and this newly released Sauvignon Blanc is another beauty. You won't get the big powerful herbaceousness with these wines but rather a more refined and controlled expression that keeps the palate quite tight and lean. This wine follows the very good 2006 which came from an exceptionally cool vintage. Hence this 07 has more weight and power and yet is still delivered with the same control and focus. It's tight and beautifully crisp with some nice gooseberry and tart lime juice adding a freshness to the palate. You will still get a hint of herbaceousness but it's more reserved. The palate is typically long.

Ray Jordan, The West Magazine, 28/07/07

Fermoy Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Bronze Award
2—2007 VINTAGE SECTION—
DRY WHITE—Sauvignon Blanc
Class: 15
Exhibit No.: 43

2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Fermoy Estate Margaret River SEMILLON 2005

Good structure and texture, suggesting fermentation in old oak; totally dry, but not the least heavy; needs patience to see the best. Screwcap. 13° alc. Rating 90 To 2010 $18. 5 GLASSES.
James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion
2008 Edition
Margaret River Semillon 2007

Unusually fine, delicate and long given the usual Margaret River Semillon
profile; great line and fluid mouthfeel; lemony fruit with a slash of mineral. Screwcap. Rating 94 To 2015 $20. 5 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion

Margaret River Chardonnay 2007

A very refined wine which goes against normal regional patterns with excellent length and line, but less depth and complexity; should repay cellaring.
Screwcap. 13.5° alc. Rating 91 To 2015 $28. 4 ½ GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion

Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2007

A clean bouquet; positive flavours throughout with a mix of gooseberry and a squeeze of lemony acidity on the finish. Screwcap. 12.5° alc. Rating 90 To 2010 $18. 4 ½ GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion

Margaret River Merlot 2005

A wine without any concessions whatsoever, dark and brooding, with tannins through the length of the palate; very difficult to tell where it is headed down the track, but leave it be now. Cork. 13.5° alc. Rating 89 To 2017 $30. 4 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Slightly diffuse, hazy colour; a medium-bodied palate, with flavours ranging from herb through to cassis, tannins present throughout. Cork. Rating 89 To 2020 $30. 4 GLASSES.

James Halliday
Australian Wine Companion



2006 Acclaims

Scoop Magazine Summer 05/06 - 'Best in the West Regional Wine Tasting'

The Reds

"The judges thought they may have been looking at duplicate samples with the Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, but ultimately decided the pair were subtly different. This long established producer is now showing what to expect of classical Margaret River cabernet sauvignon – intensely varietal and regional characteristics stand alone in these two wines."

Pick of the Region

Fermoy Estate 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Awarded: Gold (19)
“Intense leafy dusty cabernet aromas lift from the glass with rich, fleshy, blackberry, briary aromas, this wine offers great length and a thick chewy finish, but needs time to shine.’’
Fermoy Estate 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Awarded: Gold (18.5)
“Like the Reserve – leafy dusty varietal cabernet aromas, with lovely fleshy sweet briary fruit and oak flavours, which follow through with a thick chewy finish.”
The Whites

Fermoy 2005 Sauvignon Blanc - Awarded: Bronze (16)
"This has a clean aroma and flavour of herbal, grapey sauvignon blanc with slight honeyed touches. It’s also quite rich on the nose and palate, with more “oomph’’ than the light zesty sauvignons that consumers dictate."

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