This is the new release cabernet under Parker Estate’s second tier Terra Rossa classification, reserved for fruit grown in its estate vineyards at the southern end of Coonawarra.
It’s a rich, concentrated, full-bodied cabernet, with assertive tannins that guarantee time in the cellar will be rewarded.
But in saying that, it is already drinking wonderfully right now. Surprisingly so, in fact, for a cabernet brandishing such power.
Intense, but not overbearing, it is black fruit driven, with layers of Christmas spices and appealing leathery, savoury notes.
A comforting and satisfying winter red that will only improve with time. At this price, buy half a dozen to enjoy at your leisure over the next decade.
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