Parker Coonawarra Estate The Favourite Son Cabernet Merlot 2013 from Australia is a plush, fruit-forward blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Here’s some simple wine math: a famous winery + a prestigious region + a gifted winemaker + a brilliant vintage = sensational wine. The Favourite Son is a plush, fruit-forward blend of classic, cassis-flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon (the king of grapes in Coonawarra) and plummy, spicy Merlot from 30 year old vines. The winemaker is none other than Phil Lehmann, son of the late, legendary Peter Lehmann. This wine combines fruit-drenched ripeness from the warm and spectacular 2013 vintage, and firm structure that Coonawarra’s terra rossa soils are so famous for. Plan a prime steak and good friends for this Favourite Son.