Paritua ’21.12’ Hawke’s Bay 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Aug-2018
Very full, dark, black-red colour with garnet hues, near impenetrable, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is aromatic with deep and concentrated, very ripe, blackcurrant, blackberry and black plum fruit, This is vibrant and fresh, and enhanced by spicy, pencilly and cedary oak. Notes of olives, dark herbs and cassis unfold to provide layers of detail. Full-bodied, the palate is rich, sweet and succulent with vibrant flavours of ripe blackcurrants with cassis liqueur, blackberries and black plums, along with a layering of exotic, spicy, cedary oak. The flavours are densely packed and concentrated. The mouthfeel has great vitality and the fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannin structure, with balanced acid energy. The flavours carry to a very long, rich and sustained finish. This is an impressively vibrant and densely packed Cabernet/Merlot blend with sweetly rich and succulently ripe blackcurrant and plum fruit with exotic oak and a fine structured palate. Match with lamb, been and venison, and hard cheeses over the next 10-15+ years. A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 50% new French oak. 19.5/20 Aug 2018 RRP $130.00

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