When John Parker came to Coonawarra in 1985 from his home in New South Wales, be brought an uncompromising appraoch to Cabernet Sauvignon that set a new quality benchmark in the region.
The Malbec component of this wine is sourced from outside the region and interlopes to similar effect. It's thick skins produce almost translucent magenta colours and incredibly bright fruit flavours, making it an ideal blending partner for the more structured Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Interloper Cabernet Malbec
The Cabernet portion of Interloper is sourced from Coonawarra, specifically our viticulturalist Brett Williams vineyard located directly behind the Parker Estate 'Abbey' vineyard. Whlie the Malbec interlopes from the Lienert family vineyard in the Barossa Valley.
Following open-top fermentation the 85% Cabernet and 15% Malbec blend was transferred to second-fill French oak Barriques for 22 months maturation.
The resulting Interloper Cabernet Malbec is a fresh and juicy style of wine, showing a well-balanced palate of vibrant acidity, lush red fruits and a bramble savouriness that aptly reflects the region.