Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 2008 (1支)
The name first growth, based on Bordeaux philosophy, represents the selection of the best parcels of Coonawarra fruit for Parker Coonawarra Estate. The Parker First Growth wine is only made in the best seasons and when vintage is deemed to have ageing potential beyond 15 years cellaring.
Deep red with purple tint. A perfumed nose of pure cassis and blackberry, with subtle notes of dark chocolate and liquorice integrated with smoky cedar aromas.
The palate is medium bodied with rich complex dark cassis and blackberry fruit, persistent length of flavour, finishing with elegantly firm tannins. A beautifully balanced and densely flavoured wine combining a powerful mouth feel with expression of fruit never overtaken by supporting oak and tannin structure.
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.
The winery's first release of the 1988 vintage of First Growth was met with outstanding success, winning the Penfold Hyland Trophy in Perth.
It was also judged the 6th highest rated Bordeaux-Style in the 1991 International Wine Challenge in London. This was the first step in establishing Parker Coonawarra Estate's reputation for producing wines of outstanding quality and longevity.