Paringa Shiraz 2021


An early contender for the year’s best value red from the Hickinbotham family of South Australia. A mauve/purple colour here, the nose gives us earthy notes, along with hints of mulberries, violets, spices and cassis. A soft, rather pleasing texture, decent length, though there is a degree of broadness here. Firm, if slightly furry tannins. Enjoy this now and for the next four years. For me, this is a step up on the 2020.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz