Paritua Stone Paddock Scarlet 2018, Hawke’s Bay

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 19-Jan-2021
Deep, ruby-black with some transparency, lighter ruby-red on the rim. The bouquet is gentle and fragrant, aromas of violet, red fruit with a hint of herbaceous melded with smoke and cedar. Full-bodied, flavours are elegantly presented with concentration, the nuance of plums, a little cassis, and red berries, which are succulent; unfolding sweet vanilla, cedar and nutmeg interweave rosemary and mint. Complexity and concentration on the palate, lengthy and breadth palate supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and integrated acidity, lends a sustained cedary finish. This is a complex and harmonious red blend with a breadth palate and fine-grained structure. Match with roasted meat, tomahawk over the next 6+ years. Fruit from Bridge Pa, a blend of Merlot 37%, Cabernet Franc 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22% and Malbec 9%. Destemmed, fermented in closed fermenters to 14% alc, aged in barrels for up to 12 months. 18.5-/20 pts (92 pts) Jan 2021 RRP $25

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