2016 Parker Interloper Coonawarra Cabernet Malbec

2016 Parker Interloper Coonawarra Cabernet Malbec

Johan Axlund

"Fantastic quality, layers of complexity. Very enjoyable to drink."

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"Fantastic quality, layers of complexity. Very enjoyable to drink."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $19.00 per bottle $17.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Here's a perfect example of what can be done if you think unconventionally. It's a blend of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Barossa Malbec, the result just a delicious medium bodied red wine of flavour and balance.

A great example of marrying the best of both of worlds together!

Expert Reviews

90 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontIt’s a well made red. Everything here is neatly (and well) presented. Balance is key. Redcurrant, clove, earth and cocoa flavours run crisply through the palate before finishing with a satisfying burst. It’s pretty good full stop; even better when you factor in the modest cost.
90 Points - Steve Leszczynski - QWineI'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.

Tech stuff

14.5
Coonawarra
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Shows traditional Coonawarra dark fruit and cedar, with an extra layer of juiciness thanks to the Malbec and fine tannins.

How was it made?

The Cabernet portion of Interloper is sourced from Coonawarra, specifically our viticulturalist Brett Williams vineyard located directly behind the Parker Estate 'Abbey' vineyard. While the Malbec interlopes from the Lienert family vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Following open-top fermentation the 85% Cabernet and 15% Malbec blend was transferred to second-fill French oak Barriques for 22 months maturation. The resulting Interloper Cabernet Malbec is a fresh and juicy style of wine, showing a well-balanced palate of vibrant acidity, lush red fruits and a bramble savouriness that aptly reflects the region.

Who made it?

John and Faye Parker established Parker Coonawarra Estate in 1985 after a career-long interest in the region. In the mid 1980’s, with help and advice from longtime friend Doug Balnaves, John and Faye identified the best locations on Coonawarra’s Terra Rossa strip. The winery's first release in 1988 was met with outstanding success, winning the Penfold Hyland Trophy in Perth. Parker Coonawarra Estate’s winemaking philosophy pays complete respect to these unique soils, as well as the quality and age of the vines, producing wines that maximize the full potential of this spectacular growing location.

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