Paringa Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Australia

$10.29
Item No. 76219
  • red wine
  • WS87
  • RP87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

A favorite of the critics year in and year out, it's easy to see why. Great price, rich fruit, with the distinctive pepper/spice character on the bouquet and palate. The rich ripe dark berry/plum fruit with a touch of aniseed rounds things off nicely. The wine finishes with surprising power and structure that will soften with careful bottle maturation. This wine is a steal, get a case or two for backyard BBQs while its still around!

"...its saturated ruby/purple color, excellent texture, and weighty, lush mouthfeel are impressive. The wine, which had just been bottled, needs to settle down, but it possesses loads of character, and it should ultimately merit a score similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon. A substantial effort, it provides further evidence of just how special the 2002 vintage appears to be in South Australia."
-The Wine Advocate

Learn About Paringa Map ItMap It

Alan Robb Hickinbotham (David's grandfather) became a founder of the Australian wine industry almost by accident. In May of 1936, Hickinbotham established the Roseworthy Oenology course with the intent of furthering winemaking by instructing viticulturalists to use scientific research to produce better wine. David eventually purchased 300 acres of prime vineyard land in McLaren...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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