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Parker Coonawarra Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Terra Rossa First Growth 1999

Member Review by steve51864:

Coffee and chocolate, with hints of mineral and herbs; extracted and bold with good structure, this wine has the balance of complexity and acidity to last for another 5 years at least. 92 points. Tasted on April 22, 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

Coffee and chocolate, with hints of mineral and herbs; extracted and bold with good structure, this wine has the balance of complexity and acidity to last for another 5 years at least. 92 points. Tasted on April 22, 2009


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

...a classic bouquet of black currants, cedar, and high class French oak. If Jean-Michel Cazes (the proprietor of Lynch Bages) was making wine in Australia, this is what it would taste like - deep and full-bodied, with attractively integrated acidity... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1999 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml




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