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Parker Coonawarra Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Coonawarra Terra Rossa First Growth 2005

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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

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

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Snooth User: steve51864
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Vintage: 1999 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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4.50 5
Vintage: 1998 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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Vintage: 1999 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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Vintage: 1998 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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Vintage: 1996 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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Vintage: 1996 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


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Vintage: 1994 03/01/2013

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1994 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 03/03/2013

Parkers 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Estate First Growth avoids the outright vegetal character of the 1995 Coonawarra Estate, replacing it with a cigar box, cedary, cassis-scented nose. There is superb richness, an impressive, multi-layered te... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 1994 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth 750ml



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