2018 Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz
Aged for 18 months in a combination new (40%) and seasoned French oak barriques. Midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Sailing out of the glass are scents of blackberry, liquorice and dark plum which are chased by smoked meat, vanillin cedar, pepper and spice notes. Medium bodied, bright and structured, the refined palate sees blackberry and liquorice fruits mixing with peppered meat characters, light scorched earth and subtle spicy vanillin cedar. Finely structured tannins tighten up the finish. Plenty of freshness with an elegant pepper laced aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years.
It leans towards black pepper rather than to white. It has elements of reduction, but its tones remain woody, walnutty and smoky. Its core is run with black cherry, its acidity is nestled, its tannin firm without causing any bumps. Balance is its middle name, persistence its surname. You can cellar this with confidence. Drink by 2035.
Campbell Mattinson – James Halliday’s The Australian Wine Companion