Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 6pk 2018

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 6pk 2018

Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 6pk 2018
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Winery Details

    Since its first release in 1988, the name Parker Coonawarra has represented outstanding quality, longevity and elegance from the region. Based in the very southern end of the Terra Rossa strip, the wines have always embodied a fine, long-lived, classic style. The Hesketh family became the custodians of the vision for Parker in 2013, and have continued with these ideals. The wines offer an exceptional insight into why the Coonawarra region became famous for powerful yet delicious cabernet. This includes a Langton's classification for the flagship First Growth bottling.

Press Review

    Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2018

    The Parker Estate Abbey vineyard, sub-section 95 block, lies in the south of the Coonawarra wine region and is planted to cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. The two grapes hail from Bordeaux originally and make for interesting bedfellows. Both aren’t shy when it comes to tannin, especially the latter which is often mentioned in the same tones as zinfandel. You get the drift. The vines planted are 23 years old so don’t qualify for old vine status just yet but have responded super well in the area’s terra rossa over limestone soils with the most gorgeous, lifted aromatics on full display. Fragrant, fine-edged aromas of eastern bazaar spice, of cinnamon, clove, violets, tilled earth and black berries. To taste, expect a mix of spice and herbal notes (namely sage) nicely entwined among the dense black fruits, chocolate and coffee-tobacco notes, the latter from 17 months maturation in 73% new Taransaud barriques. It’s a solid wine but it remains medium in body, lifted in fragrance and with an undeniable fineness of winemaking touch that resonates. Drink 2021 - 2032.

    Rating: 95 Points
    Source: Jeni Port, Wine Pilot


    Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot  2018
    A beautiful expression of cabernet with about 19 per cent petit verdot. It combines the prettiness and purity of Coonawarra at its best with the power of these varieties. About 73% of the oak is new and yet the power of the fruit has absorbed to produce a palate of impeccable balance. The chalky tannins are classical defined Coonawarra. This is a wine of immense power that will handle extended cellaring.

    Rating: 94 Points
    Source: Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot


    Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot  2018

    80.5/19.5% cabernet sauvignon/petit verdot, both off the Abbey vineyard. Aged 17 months in French barriques, 73% new. No matter how you approach this, it’s a big, tannic wine and the fruit is having a tussle with the substantial oak flavouring and tannins. A bit of a blockbuster. It will have fans, but there is no pretence at elegance here.

    Rating: 93 Points

    Source: Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022


    Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2018

    Black fruit, black olive, plenty of baking spice oak, with fair punch of floral perfume here. Full-bodied, ample sweet dark and redcurrant fruit power with tobacco savouries, firm slightly edgy acidity and powdery/gravelly tannin. Finish is long, frisky and firm. Needs a fair bit of time to come into its own, but what’s in the glass is high quality. Drink 2024 - 2034+.

    Rating: 92+ Points

    Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front


    Parker Coonawarra Estate 95 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2018

    A long medium-weight stretch of flavour. It’s like a sheet, neat, soft but pulled flat; taut. Mulberry, raspberry, into plum, into musk and cedar. A creaminess. A mintyness. An overall impression of balance. It’s still resolving itself, but the quality is handy and more. Drink 2022 - 2028+.

    Rating: 92 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front