Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Paringa Estate is a highly acclaimed winery from the Mornington Peninsula. I am drinking the 2004 Estate Shiraz. I normally like to drink Australian shiraz with 6-8 years of age. So this one is a bit young. However, I doubt it would get a better review in a couple of years. The fruit is pleasant enough, good spice, as you would expect from a cool climate vinyard, but the mouthfeel is lacking. The wine does not extend well to the back palate. How different from yesterday's Barolo. I call these wines showponies.They do well at wine shows, they grab attention initially, but they lack substance. The better known Paringa Pinots display similar characteristics, in my book.