2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wines released under the 'Terra Rossa' classification, are made from fruit that is grown exclusively on the rich red soils found in our vineyards at the southern end of Coonawarra. The micro-climate in this location provides an extended ripening period for the grapes, which imparts unique qualities in this range of wines. The combination of these elements, produces 'Terra Rossa' wines with wonderful fruit expression, elegance in structure, complexity and excellent cellaring potential.
The Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon displays rich blackcurrant, mint, olive and earthy flavours in a tightly bound elegant structure with a firm tannin backbone.
95 POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON
A flood of cassis, a rush of mint, the odd trick of tobacco and a pure integrated ooze of dark chocolate. This is the power of cabernet in race mode, all sleek and svelte. Yes, it’s good.
94 POINTS - RAY JORDAN
From a very late but very good Coonawarra vintage. The wine was left on skins for an extended period to capture as much flavour as possible and then matured in about 60 per cent new French oak for 18 months. The result is a slick and stylish cabernet typical of the region. Seamless and smooth with a lingering finish of great power.
92 POINTS - HUON HOOKE
Deep red colour with a purple rim. The bouquet is ripe and clean, attractively fragrant with blackberry and blueberry notes, and a touch of olive or tapenade. The wine is tightly focused, concentrated and long, with power and formidable grip. It promises to reward cellaring.
The year 2014 was a classic Coonawarra vintage and this is one of the most enjoyable and best-value cabernets I’ve seen in a long time.
It is beautifully smooth and intensely flavoured; the palate poised between savouriness and attractive, tangy blackcurrant fruit, tightly structured before finishing with some typical Coonawarra cabernet austerity.
2013 TERRA ROSSA CABERNET REVIEWS
95 POINTS - TONY KEYS
Rich ripe black fruit nose, sits pertly at the beginning of the palate then lazy as lazy can be stretches across the palate leaving pleasure as it slithers, 95 points and worth the $34 asked.
93 POINTS - GARY WALSH
With a name like Parker Estate, if ever a wine were primed for a 100 point score, then surely this should be it
Ripe blackcurrant, dark mint chocolate, praline, violetty perfume and tobacco. Full bodied, sweet ripe dark fruit, tempered by earth and firm chalky tannin, acidity is well settled, all the dark chocolate and deluxe mid-palate of Coonawarra, without being too forced. Bit of oak, not too much, and a slick of black tea-like grape skin tannin booming away on the finish. Very good. Plenty to hang on to here!
PAUL IPPOLITO - 5 MIN WINE RUSH
Purple crimson in colour, it is a very youthful Cabernet with ink staining hues that augur and promise more good things for a long time yet. Vibrant, spice filled, berry filled intense nose, polished fruit, pure, persistent blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with savoury hints, light mint and prunes and liquourice. I like the way it presents as a classy youthful red that with maturity will show off the classicness of the varietal and regional roots and its provenance. Soft and medium bodied on the palate make for a delicious red to have with marinated pork. 10 years plus plus in it.
93 POINTS - JEREMY OLIVER
Smooth and elegant, this brightly lit and carefully measured cabernet has faintly smoky bouquet of sweet cassis, blackberries and polished cedar, vanilla and dark chocolate oak influences backed by suggestions of dried herbs. Its long, pristine and sour-edged core of intense cassis, dark plum and mulberry flavour knits tightly with excellent oak and firmish, fine-grained tannins, finishing with brightness and balance.