Paradigm Hill “Les Cinq” Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2016


From George Mihaly’s own description and David Bicknell’s rating (tasting for Halliday), this is not a wine to buy today and pour tomorrow. 2032 seems to be the “drink-by” window.

When I buy my wines (and I usually by 3 at a time) I stagger the drinking year out so that one wine is listed for drinking in the next 12 months, one is listed halfway out to the recommended drink-by year, and the third somewhere between the two. There’s two reasons that I do this – firstly, I don’t see a lot of point in purposely holding a wine to the possible end of its life (and the wine in the middle will let me adjust for that bottle anyway) and secondly at my age, being around 20 years from now is not a certainty!

There is another downside to putting wines into your cellar that are heavily weighted to being drunk way into the future…you’ll run out of space for the wines that you want to buy to drink now. Like everything in life, balance is the key.

This wine, the 2016, is the current release and is listed at A$89 on Paradigm Hill’s website but is now sold out there

I’m listing it here in Singapore at S$89.


David Boxall


Here’s some other PARADIGM HILL wines you might like to try:

2017 Pinot Gris – 11 bottles – S$73 – Halliday 95 (rrp A$60)
2017 Riesling – 11 bottles – S$56 – Halliday 95
2016 “Transition” Rosé – 8 bottles – S$59 – Halliday 94
2016 “L’ami Sage” Pinot Noir – 9 bottles – S$83 – Halliday 94
2014 “Col’s Block” Shiraz – 9 bottles – S$57 – Halliday 952016 Les Cinq 2

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