The Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a riper, more generous style to its peers, yet with enough restraint to display the distinct varietal and regional characteristics. Dark chocolates, violets and notes of liquorice capture the nose, revealing an expansive soft palate layered in berry fruits. Supported by fine grain tannins, the wine encompassing a classic structure, one that can be enjoyed on release and or cellared short to medium term.
Parker Estate Coonawarra Cabernet 2018
Grape Variety – Cabernet Sauvignon;
Region – Coonawarra South Australia;
Vintage – 2018;
Winery – Parker Estate;
Profile – Red berry, medium bodied, 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 Cabernet, there is now Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. Parker Coonawarra Estate range, showcases the exemplary fruit from the vineyards.