Potent. Heavy. Can bench press 200! Although tasty, with a sharp blast of jammy, plummy fruit and vanilla, it also has a strident menthol slash cough drop undercurrent that hits your nose like a frozen popsicle. Better with air, but not significantly better. You can sense the oak then taste the oak then think about the oak. I believe the Mr. Parker has a special relationship with oak. But far be it from me to spread rumours.
In some way, for some people, a gorgeous rich and developed red, but in other ways, brash and too forward, with a chalky woodsy note that sits too long on the palate.
Food friendly (pork meatballs, baked acorn squash, sautéed kale) but still a bit astringent, as it was pre-dinner.
Much lauded, apparently. So I guess it’s better than my review.
Price: $19.99 at Everything Wine.
Market Liquidity: Press, snatch, clean and jerk.