“Named after my Grandfather Bill Parham, who lived for 102 years and 1 month. He always attributed his longevity to smoking, drinking and having fun. This youthful red wine has the same essence of longevity. Aged in brand new American oak hogsheads for 27 months form fruit grown in two of our premium, company owned vineyards.” – Geoff Merrill
The colour is inky and intense with deep red hues and a hint of purple. The aroma is complex and powerful. Displaying dark chocolate, roast beetroot, black olive, blueberry, mint and licorice. The oak is focussed, yet balanced, creating depth and interest as it opens up in the glass.
The palate is compelling, fleshy and full. Abundant youthful tannin and tight acidity seamlessly locks the structure together. Dark blue fruits, black cherry and olive flavours display their true character during this very early stage of a long evolution.
97 points – National Liquor News
96 points – James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)
96 points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
96 points – Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
95 points – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
95 points – Mike Bennie (WBM Magazine)