2015 Parham Cabernet Sauvignon

“Parham is named in honour of my Grandfather Bill Parham, who passed away at the ripe old age of 102. This wine is the best of the best of our McLaren Vale & Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and only 10 barrels of the vintage are set aside for Parham.”-Geoff Merrill



Wine Reviews:

97 points – National Liquor News

96 points – James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

“The focus is on the fruit, which needs no winemaker flourish other than 100% new oak. Blackcurrant rides high on the bouquet, oak on its postilion. Tannins make their presence felt on the palate, which will stand the wine in good stead as it ages.”

96 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

A glorious expression of the variety from grapes grown in McLaren Vale (85%) and Coonawarra (15%); the impressively fragrant bouquet shows crème de cassis, mixed berry compote, cigar, cocoa and cedar characters. The palate is impressively weighted and concentrated with awesome fruit power and richness, wonderfully supported by stylish oak infusion and chalky tannins. A compelling rendition offering symphonic flavours.5 stars.”

96 points – Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

95 points – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Deep, dark red colour with a purple rim and a concentrated, bold aroma of blackberry and cassis with a lacing of mint. The palate is full-boded, firm and tense, with abundant firm tannins and a core of sweet berry fruit. A concentrated, well-structured Cabernet with length, power and considerable ageing potential.”

95 points – Mike Bennie (WBM Magazine)

“A thumping, thunderous wine of great concentration, potency and detail. While graphite and smoky-cedary oak opens the wine, a cavalcade of dark berry and plummy fruit is up to task. It’s palate-staining and lush, chewy in tannin yet supple as it finishes. It does big superbly and delivers and impressive wine.”

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