New Release Telegraph 2013
Telegraph Road South Australia Classic Dry Red 2013
Region: South Australia
This is a fine effort by the winemaker Benjamin Parker and is the best Telegraph we have yet offered. The base comes from blends Early Telegraphs date back to 2006 though the first of the Telegraph Roads was a 2009 vintage.
Back in my shop retailing days I was the first to see the appeal in richly flavoured, bargain priced reds and did much to build consumer awareness for Penfolds Koonunga Hill, Yalumba Galway Claret and many, many others. Thus we put a lot of effort into these styles of wines and now that Benjamin Parker is the winemaker in charge they are getting better and better.
We discovered a Cabernet, made by a famous winemaker with vast Coonawarra experience, several months ago and found it blended nicely with our stocks. On the tasting bench the wine stood out and was instantly pulled forward-as you do, (poor wines are pushed back). The focus then is on the blend which is from many premium regions but all South Australian with a high percentage from Langhorne Creek. The result is excellent. Rated 10/10 on my value for money index.