2016 Paringa Estate 'Estate' Shiraz

2016 Paringa Estate 'Estate' Shiraz

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Expert Reviews

93 Points - Huon HookeDeep red/purple colour. The aroma is smoky, toasty and has a smoked charcuterie aspect. The wine is softly tannic and fleshy, the palate well-concentrated and deep, with a lot of heft and weight and chew. A slightly chunky wine with masses of flavour and grip. It promises to be long term.
93 Points - Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Wine CompanionAwash with flavour from black pepper, spice to dark fruits and a touch of Aussie bush gum leaves. While there's some grip to the tannins, they are fleshy too; fuller-bodied, concentrated, a slightly drying finish but overall, good drinking now and will last some distance.
92 Points - James SucklingThe palate is slightly gritty and a little astringent at first, partly due to acidity. The wine underneath is intense and tight, firm and a little closed, but there is great precision and concentration. Elegant and powerful. It's certain to go onwards and upwards from here, and arguably needs more time.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Paringa Estate
Mornington Peninsula
2016
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

This wine is classic cool climate Shiraz. Aromas of black pepper, blackberry and plum lead onto a flavoursome palate, which is savoury and textured. Fine grained tannins give outstanding structure, balance and palate length. This is an excellent Paringa Shiraz that can be enjoyed young with food, but will also cellar well.

How was it made?

2016 was our earliest vintage on record for Shiraz. A warm spring and summer allowed the fruit to ripen by the end of March, which is when we picked. In the early vintages at Paringa, Shiraz would ripen much later, often towards the end of May. The wine has been aged for 18 months in new (28%) and seasoned French oak barriques.

Who made it?

Having a “wine epiphany” has become something of a cliché, but for Lindsay McCall, it led to the creation of one of the finest wineries in Australia. The wine he tasted was a 1980 Seville Estate shiraz, which he ordered in a restaurant one night in 1983. In 1984, Lindsay, a geography teacher at the time, bought an old north-facing orchard. A year later, after clearing it, he began planting the ten-acre property with vines. He sought advice on planting shiraz in the region, but was told by a local vigneron that it wouldn’t ripen in the cool maritime climate of the Peninsula. Not to be deterred, he planted it in the warmest spot. Flash forward a few years to 1990 when Lindsay won gold for his Shiraz at the Yarra Valley Wine Show. A few years later he was able to give up his day job as a teacher and focus solely on producing outstanding wine. By the mid 90s, Paringa Estate was winning numerous awards and receiving high accolades. In 2007, Halliday awarded Paringa Estate the "Best Winery in Australia." Not bad for a bloke with no formal training. Paringa Estate’s home vineyard and winery are located in the picturesque surrounds of Red Hill South in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula wine region. The home vineyard is fully planted to 10 acres only, but production in recent years has included fruit from additional select vineyards in the region. Lindsay still heads up the winemaking but is now joined by his son, Adam, who is excited to lead Paringa Estate into the next generation.

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