Paringa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

australian wine  %tages Paringa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005I noticed that Paringa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 was mentioned in the New York Times 10 Wines Below $10 article that I highlighted a while back and I thought I should include it in my search for excellent, cheap cabernet sauvignon.
Paringa wines are produced by David and Dena Hickinbotham in South Australia, where the Hickinbotham family has been involved in wine production for decades.  This wine is a fantastic example of how that experience enables them to produce fantastic wines at affordable prices.  This bottle cost me $9.99.
In my review of  Paringa “Individual Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, I found that it has nice complexity in the nose ant the palate.  To start with I found a bit of oak, tobacco, asparagus and blackberry on the nose.  The palate is nice and fruity with blackberry and black currant.  It also has rich, velvety tannins and nice cayenne pepper sharp taste.  The end is relatively long, so you can really savor this one.  I gave it an 89 and I would say it’s worth your $10.
Wine: Paringa “Individual Vineyard”
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2005
Alcohol: 14%
Rating: 89
Fee Paid: $9.99

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