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Parker Coonawarra Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Terra Rossa First Growth 1996

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Firm in texture and beautifully focused, laying out its pretty blackberry, currant, sage and mineral flavors on a bed of fine-grained tannins. Has all the pieces in place, just needs time. Best from 2001 through 2006. 3,000 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1996 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml

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Parker Coonawarra Estate:
Parker Coonawarra Estate has achieved an unmatched reputation both within Australia and overseas where fine wines are revered for integrity and consistently superb quality. Commercial constraints played no part in the development of Parker Coonawarra Estate. John Parker, whose many years involvement in the wine industry resulted in a desire to produce a premium wine from Australia's premier re... Read more
Parker Coonawarra Estate has achieved an unmatched reputation both within Australia and overseas where fine wines are revered for integrity and consistently superb quality. Commercial constraints played no part in the development of Parker Coonawarra Estate. John Parker, whose many years involvement in the wine industry resulted in a desire to produce a premium wine from Australia's premier red wine district culminated with the release of the 1988 "Terra Rossa First Growth" in 1991. The Parker Estate Vineyard, situated at the Southern end of Coonawarra, was established in 1985 on the rich Terra Rossa soil over limestone of Coonawarra and carries Cabernet Sauvignon as the predominant variety with minor plantings of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Each vintage small quantities of the best fruit is selected for the Terra Rossa First Growth. If in any one year the grapes do not reach the high standard set, then no Terra Rossa First Growth is made, as was the case in 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002 & 2003 . In those years the wine released was under the Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon label. Read less

External Reviews for Parker Coonawarra Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Terra Rossa First Growth

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Firm in texture and beautifully focused, laying out its pretty blackberry, currant, sage and mineral flavors on a bed of fine-grained tannins. Has all the pieces in place, just needs time. Best from 2001 through 2006. 3,000 cases made. -HS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1996 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 1996 Terra Rossa First Growth (1,500 cases made from a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot) reveals an opaque purple color, as well as a superb, expressive aromatic profile with the afo... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1996 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml




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