Parker Estate Terra Rossa Merlot, Coonawarra 2013 $34
The rich meaty, plum and blackberry aromas have some oak and foresty notes and a little development, while the palate is soft and fleshy, smooth and supple, with a lovely texture. A very tasty merlot of good depth, balance and drinkability. (14 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 91 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to 15 years.
Food: Barbecued pork sausages.
Stockists: Dan Murphy’s nationwide.
Ranked #1 of 39 2013 Merlot tasted from Australia
Price Benchmark: $54.50 Avg 91pt 2013 Merlot tasted from Australia