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2017 Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Terra Rossa

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2017 Parker Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Terra Rossa

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

HK$320.00

Tasting Notes:

A firm and silky red with plum, powdered chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. Medium body. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

Tasting Notes:

Sourced from a number of blocks, open and closed ferments, French oak (20% new) for around 14 months. This feels like a slightly finer, more restrained release than recent vintages. It's red-fruited rather than blackcurrant or blackberry in aroma and flavour, with mint, licorice and herbal characters in play. Will no doubt warrant higher points as it develops.

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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, and producing the most faithful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the celebrated Terra Rossa soils of the Coonawarra growing region. In the mid 1980’s, with help and advice from longtime friend Doug Balnaves, John and Faye Parker identified the best locations on Coonawarra’s Terra Rossa strip, which resulted in the purchase of land from the Abbey family, just north of the Penola township. In 1985 they planted their first vines using the Reynella Selection cuttings of Cabernet Sauvignon - the original cuttings from Bordeaux - sourced before Phylloxera decimated the vineyards in France in the late 1800’s. The winery’s first release of the 1988 vintage of First Growth was met with outstanding success, winning the Penfold Hyland Trophy in Perth.