Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 6pk 2014

Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 6pk 2014

Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 6pk 2014
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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 First Growth 2014

    My goodness me this is a seriously impressive wine and it happens to come from a superb vintage, too. Recognised as one of the finest Cabernets in the land, Parker’s First Growth is on stupendous form in 2014 and it does an amazing trick of being a
    big boned, solid wine while still possessing incredible, fine, filigree detail from the oak used to the magnificent fruit which has lovingly been tended for this cuvée. I put
    wines like this through their paces when I taste them, often leaving bottles on my
    tasting table for a week in order to see how they change as they gradually oxidise.
    This wine barely moved an inch such is the calibre of fruit involved. I urge you to taste it because one sip will likely compel you to buy a case to compare to other great world Cabernets in a decade or so.

    Source: Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2019/20


    Parker Coonawarra Estate First Growth 2014

    This First Growth 2014 follows last year's 2015 release - a not too common sight. With a tighter structure than the 2015, this 2014 needed another year in bottle to settle. The 2014 sees 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot all coming from Parker's Abbey Vineyard and saw 100% new French oak for 18 months before three years in bottle. This is all savoury with good fruit. A wonderful parcel of dried sage and thyme, black olives, black tea, black earth and leathery notes mesh with dark berry fruit. There's a sly minty undertow synonymous with Coonawarra Cabernet cautiously threading its way through the well-weighed fruit. Firm powdery tannins plant themselves mid-palate with a gradual drying finish. Nowhere near its best yet, this has many years in the bag as it ages gracefully. Drink 2022 for fifteen years+

    Source: Steve Leszczynski, Q Wine (September 2019)