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Wine Wise Mornington Peninsula Report 2020

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Lester Jesberg has released his current Mornigton Peninsula Report. He has scores over 100 wines in this report and Paringa’s current vintages had great success. Below are some of the top wines in the report.

Top Rated Chardonnay

2018 Paringa Estate The Paringa Chardonnay This is a skilfully crafted chardonnay that has just the right amount of “funky” barrel ferment input to complement the intense white peach aromas and flavours. The palate is delightfully long and creamy. ★★★★★

2017 Ten Minutes By Tractor Wallis Chardonnay The rich white stone fruit aromas are enhanced by hints of citrus and nougat. The long, beautifully textured, acid-fresh palate is very impressive indeed. ★★★★★

2018 Dexter Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay The white peach nose is enhanced by subtle toast and nuts aromas, and the vibrant palate is long and creamy. A stylish wine with excellent palate structure. ★★★★☆

2017 Miceli Olivia’s Chardonnay Everything fits neatly together in this chardonnay which is beginning to show its best form. It’s vibrantly varietal, with very positive barrel fermentation overtones. The long, satisfying palate is nicely freshened by acidity. ★★★★☆

Top Rated Pinot Noir

2016 Paringa Estate Robinson Vineyard Pinot Noir This wine comes from the Tuerong sub-region of the peninsula, and is a single clone (MV6) wine. It offers concentrated raspberry aromatics matched with integrated oak. The palate is impressively long and intense, with beautifully balanced tannins. (Available only to Paringa Estate Wine Club members) ★★★★★

2017 Paringa Estate The Paringa Pinot Noir Although this wine is priced to be the ultimate expression of pinot noir from Paringa Estate, on this occasion we gave the nod to the Robinson. Vibrant raspberry fruit merges well with the classy oak on a long, fine palate. ★★★★☆

2017 Ocean Eight Pinot Noir The ripe berry aromas are enhanced by herbal notes. Although the palate is fairly firm, it has impressive length, balance and fruit weight. ★★★★☆

2019 Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir This is a fresh, perfumed cherry style of pinot that is quite plush. The fine, firm tannins provide perfect balance. Excellent drinking.  ★★★★☆

Top Rated Shiraz 

2018 Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz This one’s all about opulent dark berry supported by classy oak. It’s very “showy”, but offers great fruit and a fine tannin structure.  ★★★★☆

2018 Circe Mornington Peninsula Shiraz If you’re a fan of northern Rhône shiraz you’ll be pleased with the Circe. Aromatic red fruits merge with pepper, spice, violet and grilled beef nuances. The palate is silky and Côte Rôtie-like. ★★★★☆

2016 Paringa Estate Shiraz A fresh, powerful dark berry style with black pepper overtones and lashings of oak. Fine tannins match the vibrant fruit. ★★★★

2018 Paringa Estate Peninsula Shiraz Fresh mulberry characteristics are prominent in this fruit-driven shiraz. There’s just enough fruit to carry the tannins. ★★★★

Rating Scale
★★★★★ Outstanding 97-100 pts Gold medal
★★★★☆ Highly Recommended 93-96 Gold/silver
★★★★ Recommended 90-92 Silver
★★★☆ Recommended 87-89 Bronze
★★★ Agreeable 85-87 Bronze

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