Parker First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 First Growth is only produced when the growing season produces exceptional fruit quality, and when a particular vintage is deemed to have ageing potential beyond 15 years.
Traditionally, First Growth is predominantly made using Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from our Abbey vineyard, with some vintages containing a small portion of Merlot and/or Petit Verdot. It is a wine that proudly reflects the sub-region it is grown in, and is humbled by critical reviews including Langton’s ‘Excellent’ Classification V, a 5-star winery rating from James Halliday and unfailing benchmark scores from international wine critics.
Voluptuous. Generous. Seductive. In short, it’s an overflowing style of wine, its currant fruit flooding the palate before crashing on through the finish. It’s also shot with spice, cool mints and tobacco leaf, and thoroughly endowed with creamy oak; the more the merrier. But eddies of tannin spin furiously throughout, and for all its girth it never breaks its banks; it’s not loose. The river is deep. The river is wide. Flavour runs through it. 95 Points, Wine Front