Rich, dark red with violet hues. The bouquet is elegant, lifted and pretty with notes of blackberry, mulberry, black tea and baking spice. The palate is long, full and complex with fine tannin and a vibrant yet powerful finish.
Parker Estate Kidman Block Shiraz
for the equivalent of £35.95 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES
Grower: Parker Estate
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Style: Fruity and Spicy
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.