Parker Terra Rossa First Growth Cabernet 2004
Parker Terra Rossa First Growth Cabernet 2004 vintage received 94 points from James Halliday and is proudly 5-star rated.
This wine is a deep red with purple tint. Perfumed violets with blackcurrant fruits and liquorice aromas introduce the palate which is intensely flavoured. Rich ripe black fruit, minerality and firm savoury tannins combine in this medium bodied but powerful vintage. Highlighted as a cool and late ripening vintage, the fruit was picked in late April to early May when the tannins were ripe which can be seen in the fruit intensity supported by the French oak.
The name first growth, based on an old world, specifically Bordeaux philosophy, represents the selection of the best parcels of Coonawarra fruit for Parker Coonawarra Estate. Proud of its region and humbled by critical review, including Langton's 'excellent' classification. As the custodians of Parker Coonawarra Estate, our aim is to uphold the tradition of authentic Coonawarra heritage and to add to the pedigree since the founder late John Parker began over 25 years ago. Since the first vintage of 1988 was released in 1991, the Parker First Growth wine is only made in the best seasons and when vintage is deemed to have ageing potential beyond 15 years cellaring. No First Growth was made in 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003 or 2007.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon 89%, Merlot 11%
Country - Australia
Region - Coonawarra, South Australia
Vintage - 2004
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%