Paringa Estate Shiraz 2013
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.
The Wine Front – Paringa Estate does Mornington shiraz as well as anyone. It’s four years old but 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.
In a mixed or straight case: $47.49