2004 Parsons Flat Shiraz - Cabernet

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Limestone Coast
  • Padthaway
Drink between 2007 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • SimonHo Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 6, 2018 - Still holds good body and spice at this age. Dark red in color with black fruit and hint of minerals. Drinking well now but still has some years to go.

  • redpine42 Likes this wine:

    March 16, 2018 - Alcohol and oak. At this point drink up or dump.

    After about an hour the strong alcohol and oak blew off. Flavor increased a lot. Real nice after that .

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mark_m_owen wrote: 85 points

    December 10, 2017 - As per Barry G TN. There is life left in this yet, unfortunately it was never in the best of health due to the excessive booze level. A decent wine lies underneath but only shows itself on occasion.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nathan NZ Does not like this wine: 78 points

    September 24, 2017 - This would have probably been a great wine three years ago but unfortunately it is now past its best. Nose is unbalanced and the wine has a fine sediment throughout. Sparks of a good wine persist, it is smooth with good length and a lingering caramel aftertaste but not enough to offset the unpleasant nose and ashtray palate.

  • redpine42 Does not like this wine: 80 points

    January 17, 2017 - Too much heat after opening. Tasted like a shot of whiskey. Mellowed after about 30 minutes, could taste tannins and some fruit. Will see how it tastes on day 2, but I think this bottle is past its prime.

    Second day was better, but way too much alcohol and not enough fruits and tannins.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2006, IWC Issue #127 (link)

    (Parson Flat Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Padthaway) Subscribe to see review text.

Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    10/25/2005 (link)

    (Henry's Drive Vignerons Parson's Flat Padthaway Shiraz Cabernet) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    2 Wines and They Look Kinda Funny....or The Same, Episode #295, 8/17/2007 (link) 90 points

    (PARSONS FLAT SHIRAZ/ CABERNET SAUVIGNON) #2; COLOR-very dark; NOSE-very opulent & extracted; blackberry jam mixed w/ raspberry compote; TASTE-strawberry syrup from IHOP; extracted; dry; good firm tannins; very rich; creamy; pancakes (no butter) w/ cream cheese & strawberry syrup; explosive rich fruit bomb; a little too much for me, but many of you would like; not obnoxious, a lot of structure & class; RP-93; GV-90

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Parsons Flat
  • Varietal Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
  • Designation Shiraz - Cabernet
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Limestone Coast
  • Appellation Padthaway
  • UPC Code 679705000112

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 289 (42%)
  • Consumed 392 (58%)

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