Paringa Estate

Mornington Peninsula Shiraz

8.83 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Ceccherini Cristiano

Little red berries, graphite, macadamia, herbs, clay, white pepper. Not sweet, but not dry either.
Pleasant, complex, savoury and quite persistent flavour too just slightly too warm in the throat during the aftertaste

Little red berries, graphite, macadamia, herbs, clay, white pepper. Not sweet, but not dry either.
Pleasant, complex, savoury and quite persistent flavour too just slightly too warm in the throat during the aftertaste

Feb 11th, 2018
Dan Liu

The Calf and the Bull

A fitting title as I reviewed these two whilst dining on a beef roast.
A bit of yin and yang here as the older 2012 Paringa Estate Shiraz stands shoulder to shoulder with the youthful and equally acclaimed 2015 Norfolk Rise, Mount Benson's Shiraz.

Paringa - in comparison a much softer/smoother Shiraz than the Norfolk Rise, to be expected with the age comparison. A more balanced and (obviously) mature nose of darker fruits. Finer tannins on the palate and a ballsy (for cooler climate Shiraz) peppery-tobacco finish that is still smooth enough that you ponder its length until it finally reaches the end of your tongue. Leaving the thought of 'the old bull who still has it'.

Norfolk Rise - it's jammy! Sticky sweetness on the nose but far from sickening. Tobacco and pepper playing hide-and-seek with the dark fruits. The palate; pepper is extracted from its hiding place and lands smack-bang on your tongue presenting a big hit rearward and mid palate but is a bit shy to come forward. The calf.

The Surmise
If I had a cellar, I'd arrange it laterally by variety/region and vertically by vintage. The 2012 Paringa Estate Shiraz may very well sit alongside the Norfolk Rise Shiraz. However, the Norfolk Rise would definitely delineate itself a few notches south of the Paringa Estate due to its youth. For now I'd be reaching for the Paringa every day of the week with the excitement of what's to come from the Norfolk Rise.
These two wines are yin and yang. Separated by three years. Almost incomparable. I'd like to line up the 2014 or 2015 Paringa Peninsula Shiraz against the 2015 Norfolk Rise Shiraz. But for now, the old bull is the one to watch.

The Calf and the Bull

A fitting title as I reviewed these two whilst dining on a beef roast.
A bit of yin and yang here as the older 2012 Paringa Estate Shiraz stands shoulder to shoulder with the youthful and equally acclaimed 2015 Norfolk Rise, Mount Benson's Shiraz.

Paringa - in comparison a much softer/smoother Shiraz than the Norfolk Rise, to be expected with the age comparison. A more balanced and (obviously) mature nose of darker fruits. Finer tannins on the palate and a ballsy (for cooler climate Shiraz) peppery-tobacco finish that is still smooth enough that you ponder its length until it finally reaches the end of your tongue. Leaving the thought of 'the old bull who still has it'.

Norfolk Rise - it's jammy! Sticky sweetness on the nose but far from sickening. Tobacco and pepper playing hide-and-seek with the dark fruits. The palate; pepper is extracted from its hiding place and lands smack-bang on your tongue presenting a big hit rearward and mid palate but is a bit shy to come forward. The calf.

The Surmise
If I had a cellar, I'd arrange it laterally by variety/region and vertically by vintage. The 2012 Paringa Estate Shiraz may very well sit alongside the Norfolk Rise Shiraz. However, the Norfolk Rise would definitely delineate itself a few notches south of the Paringa Estate due to its youth. For now I'd be reaching for the Paringa every day of the week with the excitement of what's to come from the Norfolk Rise.
These two wines are yin and yang. Separated by three years. Almost incomparable. I'd like to line up the 2014 or 2015 Paringa Peninsula Shiraz against the 2015 Norfolk Rise Shiraz. But for now, the old bull is the one to watch.

Dec 17th, 2016
Daniel Martinez Cardenas

Nice and fruity, I enjoy it a lot

Nice and fruity, I enjoy it a lot

Mar 1st, 2016
Ben de Vin

Ben had this 9 years ago

Ben had this 9 years ago

Mar 30th, 2013