Sunday, February 04, 2007

2005 Paringa SHIRAZ "Individual Vineyard" (South Australia)

This winery frequently puts out some very good values. This one is an excellent value in a flavorful Shiraz that's more complex than is usually available for under $10.

Dark black ruby/violet. Nice nose of deep, ripe berries, lemons, and graphite. Rich, but not jammy like many other Aussie Shirazes, on the palate. More on the lean side. Cassis and smoky mineral flavors. Very good length. Lots of wine for the money. It will hold for a year or two, so grab a few bottles now. 88. Was $8.17 at Spec's on Richmond.

1 comment:

Rob & Karie said...

Agreed! We really liked this wine and were surprised by its complexity.