James Suckling Scores Released

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In  2020, Paringa Estate had 9 wines of 91 points or more.  Here they are:

 

Paringa Estate Pinot Gris Mornington Peninsula Estate 2019

Score: 91 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – Attractive aromas of fresh pears and peaches with a smooth textural quality to the palate. Gently sweet and rich finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula Estate 2018

Score: 93 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – This is quite an assertive, full-ish-bodied style with ripe peaches and melon, framed in cedary, oak-derived, savory notes. The palate has a very supple and even-paced feel with a bright, long and smooth finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula The Paringa 2018

Score: 95 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – Very complex and plenty of solids influence that adds pithy, flinty notes to the peaches and lemons here. The palate has a rich, powerful and assertively fresh, fleshy feel with intense flavors that carry mouthwateringly long. Drink now. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula Peninsula 2019

Score: 92 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – Attractive violet and blueberry aromas, as well as a wealth of cherries and spiced chocolate. A sappy edge, too. The palate has impressive fleshy presence. Concentrated and balanced pinot here. Drink now. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula Estate 2017

Score: 93 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – There are attractive aromas of ripe dark cherries and berries with red plums, too. The palate has a bold array of red-cherry and berry flavors on offer and delivers a succulent, fleshy resolve. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula Robinson Vineyard 2018

Score: 94 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – Very impressive, fleshy and vibrant aromas of cherries and raspberries with hints of blood orange, too. The palate has a very supple and smooth-honed feel with smooth red berries and bright, ripe tannins to close. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula The Paringa 2017

Score: 95 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – Very complex and lively nose with a wealth of ripe cherries and berries, as well as a spicy, forest-wood and leafy edge. The palate has a very fresh, lithe and sapid feel with intense, bright red cherries in the main. Long, unwavering finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Shiraz Mornington Peninsula Peninsula 2018

Score: 92 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – This has a wealth of pepper and blackcurrant, as well as some blackberries and spicy, leafy notes. The palate is medium-bodied with a wealth of blueberry and blackcurrant flavors. Good value here. Drink now. Screw cap.

 

Paringa Estate Shiraz Mornington Peninsula The Paringa 2018

Score: 94 Points

17 Oct, 2020 – The nose here offers a very peppery edge to the bright red and black berries. This offers chocolate and spice with a briary edge. The palate has sleekly delivered tannins, carrying bright blue-fruit, pepper and spice flavors. Bold and focused. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

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