The Parson's Flat is a seamless blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the vines is about 12 years and the vines yielded approximately 3 tons to the acre. The nose portrays the pepper of an intense Shiraz, intermingled with the perfumed, leafy, blackcurrant notes displayed by classic Cabernet.
"From the same team (growers Kim and Mark Longbottom and winemaker Kim Johnston) that runs Henry's Drive, this wine is made in a similar style. Produced from 6- to 12-year-old vines, it is a blend of 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% American oak, of which 80% is new. It is an in-your-face, exuberant, flamboyant Aussie red boasting loads of espresso roast, toasty oak, blackberries, cassis, and licorice. Full-bodied, opulent, and voluptuous, with oodles of glycerin and depth, this hussy requires drinking during its first 7-8 years of life, although it may last even longer."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate