95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon from the Abbey Vineyard is highly rated Reynell clone, co-fermented with 5% petit verdot, spending 30 days on skins before maturation for 21 months in 100% new thick-staved French oak. It is deep ruby red in colours and very perfumed. Ripe Cabernet fruit alongside smooth cedar. Bright and fruit driven, the addition of Petit Verdot brings a slightly floral nature. Ample tannins. Smooth finish.
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Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet 2018
A classic Bordeaux blend with the intensity of Coonawarra
Grape Variety – Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Region – Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Vintage – 2018
Winery – Parker Estate
Profile – Red berry, full bodied, plush, grippy
Parker Coonawarra Estate
John and Faye Parker established Parker Coonawarra Estate in 1985 after a career-long interest in the region. Today, the privately owned Parker Coonawarra Estate is committed to John Parker’s standards of excellence. Consequently, the winery is committed to producing the most faithful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the celebrated Terra Rossa soils of the Coonawarra growing region. This famed terroir has always been considered the epicenter for classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. The Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet has thus become a staple of the range.
The winery’s first release of the 1988 vintage of First Growth was met with outstanding success. The wine won the Penfold Hyland Trophy in Perth and in the same year was judged the 6th highest rated Bordeaux-Style in the 1991 International Wine Challenge in London. As a result, the Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth quickly became an icon premium wine of Australia. For over a quarter of a century, Parker Estate has achieved numerous wine show medals, trophies and accolades for several wines within the range. Subsequently, they have achieved a Five Star rating by James Halliday and Langton’s Classification V for Excellence.
The stable of Parker Coonawarra Estate wines has expanded over the years. In addition, the classic Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet, there is now Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. Parker Coonawarra Estate range, showcases the exemplary fruit from the vineyards. Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet is a special release from a sub-region of the vineyards that produces exceptional Cabernet.
Accolades & Awards
94 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion.