About This Wine
The Paringa Estate Shiraz has a dark red hue, with an intensity that is retained from the core to the rim of the glass. It has an aroma of intense blackberry and black currants that are contrasted with cinnamon and nutmeg spices, balanced by a hint of mocha oak influence. The palate conveys the dark berry fruits of the nose with a slight note of secondary development adding complexity. The acidity is complimented by a delicate sweetness and soft, fine tannins that add structure to the palate. Lovely oak integration promotes a hint of cedar and spice that lingers on the elegant, velvety finish.
Mornington Peninsula Wines
South of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula grape growing region has a cool, maritime climate that is most known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production. Other varieties that have seen some success here include Pinot Gris and Tempranillo.
However, it does seem that Pinot Noir is their focus judging from the fact that The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration is held once every two years. The event displays the region’s capabilities in making some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir in front of local and international audiences.
The Wine Front – Paringa Estate does Mornington shiraz as well as anyone. The fruit feels bright and exuberant. There’s a minor trace of leather, or suede, which helps add a softness to the palate, but essentially this mid-weight red is pepper-spicy and black cherried with assorted twig, herb and nut-like characters woven through. It’s in a good place now, and will continue to evolve well over the next handful of years.
James Halliday –