The best Cabernet from the estate's Abbey vineyard and 8% merlot from its Terry block, aged two years in 100% new French oak barriques. An optimal 2014 growing season in Coonawarra produced highly coloured, concentrated and varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. The bouquet exhibits chocolate and vanilla, with some fruitcake notes. An astonishing array of complex flavours – mulberries, cassis, dark choc-mint with a core of sweet, ripe fruit. Full bodied with powerful tannins which will benefit from time in the cellar.
Parker Estate First Growth Cabernet 2018 pack
Award winning Coonawarra Cabernet at it’s best!
97 points – James Halliday.
Grape Variety – Cabernet Sauvignon;
Region – Coonawarra South Australia;
Vintage – 2018;
Winery – Parker Estate;
Profile – Red and black 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 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 Coonawarra Cabernets are now bracketed by Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth is the pinnacle of the range, showcasing the exemplary fruit from the vineyards. Therefore becoming an award winning wine for the ages.
Accolades & Awards
97 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion.