Freshly picked redcurrants, cranberries and raspberries greet the nose. High notes of new oak as well. Firm but nicely balanced wine with velvet tannins, with flavours of cinnamon spice, cedar oak and grilled nuts. A very attractive textural wine on the heavier side than some Peninsula Pinots which is expected for this ‘reserve’ style.
Paringa Estate The Paringa Pinot Noir 2018, Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.