Paringa Estate Peninsula Shiraz 2006

I started writing notes on this Paringa Estate wine, thinking that my tasting notes looked more appropriate to a shiraz than a pinot noir.  Closer inspection of the bottle of course revealed that I was in fact drinking shiraz and had wrongly assumed that Paringa = pinot noir.  Embarassment saved (well sort of), here are my thoughts: this wine wasn't bad.  It had an aroma of herbs and stalks, while the palate had notes of plums, pepper, graphite and crushed rocks with evident acidity.  83 points.

Mornington Peninsula
June 5, 2010

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