Gralyn Estate

Gralyn Estate

Graham and Merilyn Hutton’s story is one of persistence and self belief. The vineyard was planted in 1975 to diversify their beef farm. Today, they have well and truly found a niche at the top end of premium producers in Margaret River. In 1978 they made the first ports in Margaret River and opened the region’s first cellar door. Wines are only sold at cellar door or mail order/online. They include dry and sweet styles and a big range of fortifieds. The Gralyn story has been more than 40 years in the making. It embraces the history, the wines, the family and their uncompromising pursuit of excellence.

 

OWNERS
Merilyn Hutton and Graham Hutton
WINEMAKERS
Dr Bradley Hutton
ESTABLISHED
1975
VINEYARD LOCATION
Wilyabrup
ANNUAL CRUSH
40 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Shiraz, Muscat

CELLAR DOOR
4145 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10.30am – 4.30pm
WINE PRICES
$35 – 500
PHONE
9755 6245
EMAIL
info@gralyn.com.au
WEBSITE
www.gralyn.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Online

Gralyn Estate Reserve chardonnay 2015 ($75)

A beautiful wine that strikes a balance between a linear modern style and the traditional power of Margaret River. It harnesses things so superbly. Minerally nectarine, white peach and wild yeast-infused cashew characters. The palate is brilliantly linear but with a driving intensity. Some nice smoky characters on the finish.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 6 Years

Gralyn Estate Reserve shiraz 2012 ($120)

One of the more elegant wines from Gralyn with structure and fruit intensity that is controlled and most elegant. It’s medium to full bodied with a deep and powerful intensity delivered with those powdery tannins, and fine grained oak holding it all together. Lifted cedar notes with a leaf tobacco character enhance the scented perfumes.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years

Gralyn Estate Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($120)

Supremely elegant and stylish expression of Wilyabrup cabernet. There is a steely thread running through the palate with hints of graphite and ironstone that gives it such structure. But the supple fruit is the key. Perfumed blackcurrant and a hint of violet and cedar oak. Lovely poise and refinement on the palate. Great cellaring potential.
SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 15 years

Gralyn Estate Chocolate Ruby Fortified ($55)

Interesting to say the least. It’s fortified cabernet sauvignon infused with chocolate. The result is rather good. Blackberry and chocolate aromas and palate are dominant. Has a slightly confectionery character. Nice wine for the winter with…chocolate, of all things.
SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 15 years

Gralyn Estate Museum Muscat ($150/375ml)

A beautiful old muscat showing all those wonderful rancio characters. It gets extended time to mature in old oak casks where it develops complexity of extraordinary depth. Luscious and unctuous with overtones of toffee and dark chocolate. The palate is really alive and vibrant despite its obvious age.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR Indefinitely

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017