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A uniquely delicious Aussie shiraz

Made by one of the most sought-after wineries in Australia, this is a succulent, sensual shiraz, says Matthew Jukes.

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2016 Paringa Estate, Peninsula Shiraz, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia £23.87, greatwinesdirect.co.uk

Earlier this week I launched my 100 Best Australian Wines Report for 2019/2020 at Australia House in London. This is the sixteenth year in which I have compiled this snapshot of the greatest Aussie wines in our market. The criteria for making the grade for this report are simple the wines must be awesome and they must be available in sufficient quantities to last until at least Christmas.

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This wine is spectacular, but it didn't quite make the "100 Best" list because stocks are a little tighter than I would like. Made by one of the most sought-after wineries in Australia, this is a shiraz made in one of the most famous pinot noir territories in the land. Winemaker Lindsay McCall makes both red grapes and every year he creates pinot-like shiraz and shiraz-like pinot. It is almost as if the grapes are close brothers as opposed to being from completely different families.

In complete contrast to the big, muscular shiraz of South Australia or the super-spicy, mineral drenched shiraz of greater Victoria, Paringa Shiraz is succulent, sensual, texturally indulgent and elegant, but with a dark hue, masses of berry notes and a liberal dusting of cinnamon spice. In short, this is a heavenly wine and it is selling at a terrific price, too. Unique and uniquely delicious, seek out this "100 Best"-grade wine soon, before it all disappears.

Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year (matthewjukes.com)

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