First Growth

2016 / Cabernet Sauvignon / Coonawarra
WINE SERIES:First Growth

Since the release of the inaugural 1988 vintage, First Growth has set a benchmark for superior wine quality in the Coonawarra region. It is a wine made without compromise, using only the very best viticulture and winemaking practices, and is only produced when a particular vintage shows exceptional fruit quality and is deemed to have ageing potential for a minimum of fifteen years. As a result it has garnered a reputation for outstanding cellaring ability and is one of the few wines to have featured in every Langton’s classification. An optimal 2014 growing season in Coonawarra produced highly coloured, concentrated and varietal Cabernet Sauvignon. Veraison occurred in late January with most of the fruit coming off in early April. First Growth is made exclusively from Reynell selection Cabernet Sauvignon (cuttings from pre-phylloxera Bordeaux) grown in the very best sub-sections of Parker Coonawarra Estate’s Abbey vineyard. This vintage is the second to include a small amount of Petit Verdot from the ‘95 Block’ sub-section. This wine has rested in bottle under strict temperature controlled conditions before release.

$110.00 PER BOTTLE