Appearance - Crimson with purple hints. Nose - Aromatic mulberry, black plum and blackberry, with lingering perfumed varietal aromas. Palate - Mouth coating and plump flavours of dark plum fruits and black berries, supple and flavoursome, thick and textural with a long pleasing French oak tannin finish.
:"intense blackcurranty nose and palate with plum, bitter chocolate, violets and dried roses, supported by velvety tannins. Nice balance and length with attractive cedar hints to the finish". Sarah Ahmed - The Wine Detective The Merlot black plum dominates the nose and gives a fleshy start to the palate. Chocolate and coffee beans enrich the mid palate their richness nicely balanced by some red cherry freshness. Derek Smedley MW 88 points
Ferngrove is a remarkable success story built on the vibrant dream of a prominent Western Australian south coast pioneering family. In 1996, with nearly 90 years of beef and dairy farming history , Ferngrove founder, Murray Burton decided to move into premium grape growing. He mortgaged the family farm to purchase land at Frankland River, 360 kilometres south of Perth, where he knew the productive soils, pristine environment and temperate Mediterranean climate were ideal for viticulture. The Vines thrived and more land was acquired, leading to the establishment of Ferngrove Vineyard in 1998. In 1999, a 'state of the art' winery was established at Ferngrove and the first vintage was produced in 2000, and the rest they say is history... Ferngrove has established a reputation as a premium wine producer in the Frankland River and the winery is fast becoming recognised for its production of outstanding, cool climate wines from estate-grown fruit.