A deep purple in colour with ruby red hues. The bouquet shows plenty of blackcurrant, dark plum aromas with a hint of black olive. The palate is rich and generous with black fruits and roasted coffee. Full bodied and aged in oak but this is very restrained and does not overpower, it has a long and persistent finish.
Parker Estate Favourite Son Cabernet Sauvignon
for the equivalent of £13.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Parker Estate
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Fruity and Savoury
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Considered the founder of Coonawarra as a wine-growing region, John Riddoch began planting Shiraz, Cabernet and Pinot Noir vines in 1891, based on the recommendation of his friend and renowned viticulturist Thomas Hardy, great-great-grandfather of Parker Estate Chief Winemaker Andrew Hardy. One of Australia’s first and finest cool-climate wine growing regions, the maritime influence of the Southern Ocean exposes the district to even greater cooling due to the seasonal upwelling of dark blue water streams from Antarctica. At 1492 Growing Degree Days (GDD) Coonawarra is slightly cooler than Bordeaux, and significantly more so than the Napa Valley and Margaret River regions. Above all, Coonawarra is know for it’s 27km long and 2km wide cigar-shaped outcrop of ancient Terra Rossa soils which rest over a hard limestone cap. Below this lies an aquifer which was once an ancient seabed. Today the combination of the aquifer, cool climate and free draining Terra Rossa soils make this unique location ideal for the highest standards of wine-growing.