Each vintage, small parcels of unusually intense, high quality fruit are produced from some sub-sections of our Estate vineyard. These special components are vinified separately with great care, before becoming integral parts of the final blend of Parker Estate's First Growth - our flagship wine. From only the best vintages, certain parcels with exceptional character are presented separately as a limited release, to intrigue and delight under this simple label.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon / 7% Petit Verdot
The 95 Block sub-section of our Estate vineyard is located west of the cellars and is planted with Reynell Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. These vines (planted in 1995) are original cuttings from Bordeaux, brought to Coonawarra before they were lost to France during the Phylloxera epidemic in the late 1800's.
The 95 Block also has four rows of Petit Verdot, which was harvested and co-fermented with the Cabernet Sauvignon following the exceptional 2014 vintage. Maturation took place in the finest French oak barriques for eighteen months before bottling in December 2015.
'Small Batch Wine #1'
60% Barossa Cabernet / 40% Coonawarra Shiraz
Each vintage Phil Lehmann has the privilege of working with an incredible array of fruit from several premier regions across South Australia. While the majority of these parcels make their way into our range of wines, there are a few special barrels that are kept seperate, allowing Phil to experiement with various varietal, vineyard and regional combinations. These unique blends have come to be bottled under this simple label to be enjoyed exclusively by members of the Parker Coonawarra Estate cellar door.
S.B.W #1 is a 60/40 split of Barossa Cabernet and Coonawarra Shiraz, sourced from the 2013 vintage. It is the first in a series of wines that allow Phil Lehmann to experiement with various varietal, regional and vineyard combinations.