Paringa Estate Pinot Noir 2012
Schoolteacher-turned-winemaker Lindsay McCall has shown an absolutely exceptional gift for winemaking across a range of styles, but with immensely complex Pinot Noir and Shiraz leading the way. The wines have an unmatched level of success in the wine shows and competitions Paringa Estate is able to enter, the limitation being the relatively small size of production. His skills are no less evident in contract winemaking for others. Winery Rating 5 stars. James Halliday
This wine has Paringa’s typical complex bouquet of dark cherries, spice and subtle savoury new oak characters. On the palate there is powerful dark cherry/black fruit flavours well integrated with the spicy savoury French oak characters. The fine grain tannins provide weight and structure to the wine. This is an elegant Paringa pinot that will reward careful cellaring.
Bright, light crimson-purple; the expressive bouquet has red and black cherry, a splash of plum and a touch of French oak; the flavours of the palate fall into line with the bouquet, but their depth and the polished tannins are all Paringa markers. Rating: 95 Points; Drink by: 2022; Price: $60.00; Date Tasted: March 2014; Alcohol: 13.5%; James Halliday Wine Companion
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