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Special Releases

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.

 

 

 

 

2016

'95 Block'

74.4% Cabernet Sauvignon / 25.6% 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 2016 vintage. Maturation took place in the finest French oak barriques for seventeen months before bottling in December 2017.

View the Parker Coonawarra Estate 'Abbey' vineyard map.

 

 

 

 

 

2019

'Kidman Block'

Shiraz

Due for release March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

2018

'Small Batch Wine #3'

75% Coonawarra Cabernet / 25% Barossa Montepulciano

Each vintage our winemakers have 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 them 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. #3 - Napoleon - is made up od 75% Coonawarra Cabernet and 25% Barossa Montepulciano. Named after Napoleon Bonaparte - whose Italian heritage and French birthright saw him become both emperor of France AND King of Italy; similarly the grape varieties in our S.B.W.#3 hail from both France (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Italy (Montepulciano).