When John Parker came to Coonawarra in 1985 from his home in New South Wales, be brought an uncompromising approach 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.
2016 INTERLOPER REVIEWS
90 POINTS - STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE
I've written a couple of articles lately on the changing face of Coonawarra. Here's yet another example of how winemaking styles in the region have changed. A fruit forward number, it's a juicy yet dense and generous wine chasing the under 20 price point. An 85/15 blend with the Malbec sourced from the Barossa Valley, it just tastes cool with berry fruit framed with a minty edge. There's so much satisfaction within - second use oak helps the fruit do the dancing. I'd happily have a glass. Give me some lamb shanks and I'll have a second. Me likey. Drink now to five years.