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Parker Coonawarra Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Terra Rossa First Growth 1998

Member Review by steve51864:

Beautiful and complex aroma hinted at a seductive and optimum drinking Cab. Smokiness, dark chocolate, cedar box, and other flavors with supple tannin and long finish. This wine is delicious. 93 points. Tasted on March 19, 2009

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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

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Snooth User: steve51864
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04/24/2009

Beautiful and complex aroma hinted at a seductive and optimum drinking Cab. Smokiness, dark chocolate, cedar box, and other flavors with supple tannin and long finish. This wine is delicious. 93 points. Tasted on March 19, 2009


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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Readers should keep an eye out for the 1998 Terra Rossa First Growth after its release later this year. Its dense purple color is followed by extraordinarily sweet fruit, intense glycerin, and a full-bodied, concentrated mouth-feel. The purity, high ... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1998 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml



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