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Paritua 21.12 2020, Hawke’s Bay

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 18-Jun-2023
Full, dark purple with an inky ruby-red core, lighter on the rim. This has a pronounced, powerful bouquet penetrating layers of blackberry and juicy plum aromas intertwined with cedar, tobacco, smoke meat, violet, liquorice and an amalgam of spice. Full-bodied, dark plum and blackberry aromas melded with boysenberry, savoury smoked meat, liquorice, and unfolding layers of violet, cedar and tobacco leaf. The mouthfeel is dense with rich and complex aromas; fine-grained, velvety tannins carry dark minerals and lend an enticing, broody, extended finish. Lively acidity is integrated and supportive, providing vitality for long-term cellaring. This flagship blend is striking, with dense, complex layers of interest, powerful and in its youth. Serve decanted and match with braised Waygu short ribs and tomahawk over the next 15+ years. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 27% and Cabernet Franc 20%, 14% alc. 19.5/2- pts (97 pts) June 2023 RRP $130

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