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Paringa Estate Peninsula Shiraz, Mornington Peninsula 2012 $25
Lindsay McCall’s Paringa Estate makes some of our best cool-climate shiraz under three labels at different price-levels, this being the base-level wine made largely from bought-in grapes. The colour is deep purple-red and the aromas of dark-plum and black-cherry have a high note of floral perfumes and a lick of coconut. It’s medium-bodied, fruit-driven and soft, with lively sweet-fruit blackberry flavours and great freshness and vibrancy. The tannins are soft and gentle making it an easy wine to enjoy at this tender age. Delicious drinking, now to 2024. 13.5 per cent alcohol. 90/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)
Food: charcuterie platter; mild cheeses such as taleggio; veal dishes including saltimbocca.
Price Benchmark: $23.50
Avg 90pt 2012 Shiraz tasted from Mornington Peninsula
Winery Rating: 97.5
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