2008 Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz

12 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $94.95 $94.95 | Cracka Rating: 5/510

Producer: Paringa Estate Type: Red Varietal: Shiraz Region: Mornington Peninsula, VIC

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2008 Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz CrackaWines James Halliday 96 Tyson Stelzer 95
  • This seminal wine from Paringa is only made when vintage conditions deem it possible, which means only the very best fruit makes the grade. This has Mornington cool climate characters oozing out of every pore, with a trademark cracked pepper characters as well as plum and vital spice. The palate is elegance personified with soft tannins providing structure and excellent length. The wine will soften further with careful cellaring ad would pair well with roasted meats, game and even mild meat curries.
    Cracka Wine Rating100
  • Bright color with lifted aromas of blood plum, raspberry and redcurrant accompanied by black pepper, anise and vanilla. The palate combines power and finesse with dense blackcurrant pastille and plum wrapped in fine tannins. An outstanding Shiraz with vibrant fruit character and exceptional length that will reward careful cellaring.


    Paringa Estate Awards and Accolades


    Trophy Best Shiraz & Best Red Wine of Show - 2009 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
    Gold Medal - 2009 National Wine Show of Australia - Canberra
    Trophy: Best Shiraz - 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    Trophy: Best Shiraz, Best Red Wine & Best Wine of Show - 2009 National Cool Climate Wine Show
    Trophy Best Shiraz, Best Red Wine & Best Wine of Show - 2009 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
    Trophy: Best Shiraz & Best Red Wine of Show - 2009 Rutherglen Wine Show
    Trophy: Best Red Wine & Best Wine of Show - 2009 Ballarat Wine Show
    Trophy: Best Single Vineyard Wine in Show - 2009 Sydney Royal Wine Show
    Trophy: Best Red Wine of Show - 2009 Cowra Wine Show
    Trophy: Top Gold - 2010 Rutherglen Wine Show
  • James Halliday says:

    Deep, dark colour; the rich bouquet of blackberry, satsuma plum and pepper leads into an intense and long palate; the oak is perfectly balanced and integrated, the tannins likewise. From the estate vineyard, a wine inheriting a glittering show record.

    Best Drinking: 2023
    96

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    Paringa is home to an arsenal of shiraz that has proven capable of outgunning anything in the country on the wine show circuit, thanks to its inimitable ability to bring immense power to an inherently cool climate demeanour. 2008 exemplifies this style, a powerful and ripe Paringa, loaded with exquisite black fruits of all kinds, liquorice, violets and signature Mornington cracked black pepper. It scaffolds its exuberance in a structural framework that’s nothing less than profound: seamlessly composed, finely textured, yet firm and solid tannins. Everything carries long through the finish in balanced measure, demanding considerable time to soften and relax.

    Best Drinking: 2018 - 2028
    Wine Taste Special Edition 73
    95

    James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says:

    Strong crimson-purple; an elegant yet intense spray of spices, pepper, plum and red cherry fruit on the bouquet and fore-palate, then fine-grained savoury tannins on the finish; oak balanced and integrated.

    Best Drinking: To 2020
    96

    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:

    A highly aromatic and very complex bouquet; a hint of viognier underscores both the aromas and flavours, making precise description an even more difficult task. American winewriters would need a page to cover the black pepper, plum, cherry, spice, licorice and apricot that I can detect; then there is the oak. I am a babe in arms compared to Americans when it comes to florid descriptions.

    Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
    80

    Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says:

    Slightly baked, but searingly intense, this firm, long and deeply ripened shiraz reveals a smoky presence of plums, blackberries and a hint of raisin backed by mocha oak and a suggestion of iodide. It's backed by a firm, powdery spine of slightly raw, hard-edged tannin and finishes without great length or freshness.

    Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
    88

    Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says:

    It's an incredible price for a Mornington Peninsula shiraz, but if anyone can ask it, Paringa Estate can. The consistent high standard of this estate is phenomenal. 2005 RELEASE Easy to be a big fan of this. It's lusciously perfumed, struck with flavour and then brilliant through the finish - the complete wine. Those flavours are in the dark cherry, rose petal and various shades of pepper spectrum, while the tannins are so gritty and fine that they seem bespoke tailored. Glassy. DRINK 2012-2022.

    The Big Red Wine Book 2008
    94

    James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says:

    Deep colour; medium- to full-bodied; concentrated rich, peppery, spicy fruits more to black than red; seamless oak and tannins; different style to the Estate, but the same quality; both wines picked May 13.

    Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
    96

    Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powell (2004 Vintage) says:

    Cool-climate shiraz at its best, this seductive wine shows more of itself with each sip, opening with aromas of fleshy black cherry, spices and cracked black pepper, then evolving savoury notes of wood smoke, wild game and earth. Cedary oak plays a definite role, yet it doesn't intrude. The mid-palate is silky and long, with fine flavour and subtle complexity. Tannins are in good harmony at the finish, although some oak tannin needs time to soften and integrate. It's just right with Cantonese roast duck and Chinese pickles.

    Good Australian Wine Guide 2007 2006
    95

    James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:

    Deep colour, good hue; a complex and layered array of black cherry, licorice and spice; fine tannins.

    Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
    95
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