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  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    veal filet mignon sautéed spring vegetables

The Story

Outstanding Langton's Classification. John Parker's long and distinguished career in the industry fuelled a desire to produce a great Australian wine from within the nation's preeminent red wine region, culminating in the release of Terra Rossa First Growth, mostly the Reynella clone of Cabernet Sauvignon with a tenth of Merlot.

Parker Estate was built from the ground up in the right way, with the intention of producing precisely this style of wine. Established in 1985 by an old industry salt, quality winemaking was the only priority and commercial constraints played no part in the development. Integral to the style and structure of First Growth is the seven day warm fermentation and four to six weeks of maceration on skins. Individual parcels are then matured eighteen months in a selection of mostly new, Seguin Moreau Chateau and Taransaud Chateau, 228 litres French oak barriques. The final assemblage is returned to oak before egg fining and bottling.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Purple and Bright

ending

Long, Flavorful and Lingering

flavors

Mint, Mineral, Herbs, Chocolate and Spice

nose

Intense

taste

High in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Well-Integrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Focused, Elegant, Perfumed and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Full-bodied

Written Notes

Dark ripe Cabernet nose with leather, plum, mint, strawberry jam. Beautifully textured on palate with juicy sweet fruit, velvety tannins, a certain note of drier fruit like prunes and some woody notes. Classical and aristocratic texture with great complexity and length. Warm, ripe and big, but very finely balanced and precise with a great varietal expression. 95p

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2010 Parker Coonnawarra Estate First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon, Connawarra Dark ripe Cabernet nose with leather, plum, mint, strawberry jam. Beautifully textured on palate with juicy sweet fruit, velvety tannins, a certain note of drier fruit like prunes and some woody notes. Classical and aristocratic texture with great complexity and length. Warm, ripe and big, but very finely balanced and precise with a great varietal expression. 95p
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Bottle with normal size. Looking deep, purple and bright. Open and intense on the nose. The taste is refined, elegant, perfumed, focused, high in acidity, balanced, well-structured, well-integrated, good texture, youthful, medium tannin, silky tannins and medium-bodied. With spice, mint, chocolate, herbs and mineral flavor. Long, lingering, flavorful and vibrant. Sophisticated, love it and lol. Decanted 2t and drink between 2015 and 2020.
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Origin

South Australia, Coonawarra

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon 2010  ( Parker Coonawarra Estate )

Dark ripe Cabernet nose with leather, plum, mint, strawberry jam. Beautifully textured on palate with juicy sweet fruit, velvety tannins, a certain note of drier fruit like prunes and some woody notes. Classical and aristocratic texture with great complexity and length. Warm, ripe and big, but very finely balanced and precise with a great varietal expression. 95p

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 Marie Ahm, Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon 2010  ( Parker Coonawarra Estate )

"2010 Parker Coonnawarra Estate First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon, Connawarra
Dark ripe Cabernet nose with leather, plum, mint, strawberry jam. Beautifully textured on palate with juicy sweet fruit, velvety tannins, a certain note of drier fruit like prunes and some woody notes. Classical and aristocratic texture with great complexity and length. Warm, ripe and big, but very finely balanced and precise with a great varietal expression. 95p
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