John and Faye Parker established Parker Coonawarra Estate in 1985 after a career-long interest in the region. Today, the privately owned Parker Coonawarra Estate is committed to John Parker’s standards of excellence, and producing the most faithful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the celebrated Terra Rossa soils of the Coonawarra growing region.
Sourced from the premium vineyards throughout South Australia, our Favourite Son Shiraz grapes were cool fermented in closed static fermenters before a small portion was transferred to older French oak Barriques for 6 months maturation. The resulting wine is made in a fruit-forward, vibrant style which brilliantly showcases the diverse varietal characteristics of the Shiraz grape.
The Colour: Vibrant rich red.
On the nose; ripe mulberry, ground nutmeg, milk chocolate and a hint of aniseed. The palate displays generous bright flavours – Morello cherry, hazelnut, raspberry and darker berry fruits, all wrapped up in a medium-bodied palate, where oak and tannin are a positive part of the texture and inviting structure. A beautiful balanced wine with strength, fruit depth and elegance.
The intense, fruity wine that comes from the Shiraz grape pairs well with red meats, barbecue flavours, dark chocolate and fruit.