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2017 Parker Coonawarra Estate Shiraz Terra Rossa

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2017 Parker Coonawarra Estate Shiraz Terra Rossa

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


Tasting Notes:

Grown on Tim Kidman's ‘old vine block'. Open-fermented, 12 months in 25% new and 75% third-fill French oak. Attractive raspberry fruit and a feeling of freshness through this wine. It flows easily along the palate, supple and relatively soft with good length of flavour. Seems to be built more around acidity than tannin which enhances its drinkability. No hurry though.

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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.