Geoff Merrill Parham Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“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
Colour: The colour is dark with inky depth and youthful hues.
Aroma: The aroma displays a lifted fresh herbaceous note that follows on to deep mint, olive, dark chocolate and meaty savoury characters.
Palate: The palate is larger than life; intense, deep and concentrated. Although the tannins are strong and grippy, the acidity distinct and the flavours youthful and potent, the wine is balanced and seamless. This wine was made in this style and released young to show the brash intensity of youth.
Food Pairing: “If you have a week to live, drink it now. Any time you can give this wine will be repaid in ever increasing "aahhh" and "OMG" moments.”
97 points - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
“This opulent and stylish Cabernet offers dark fruit richness on the nose with nuances of vanilla pod, cigar box, dark cocoa and anise. The palate displays outstanding concentration and depth together with plush mouthfeel and fine chalky tannins, making it firmly structured and brooding, while remaining harmonious and flowing with grace and beauty. Stunning. 5 stars.”