Stone Paddock ‘Scarlet’ Hawke’s Bay 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 30-Jul-2017
Full, deep, dark ruby-red colour with black-red hues, a little lighter edged. The nose is elegant in proportion with a fine heart of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit along with dark plums and dark herbs, plus a little cassis. The fruit has an attractive fragrance. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly presented with good depth and intensity of black and redcurrant fruit with black plum flavours. Dark herbal notes and cassis add detail, and the fruit shows with freshness and clarity. The mouthfeel features fine-grained tannin grip and structure, with fresh acidity lending vibrancy and energy. The wine flows with good drive to an elegant, lingering finish of currants and herbs. This is an elegant, finely concentrated Merlot blend with currant and plum flavours, along with herb notes on a fresh palate. Match with herb-marinated lamb and beef dishes, and Mediterranean fare over the next + years. A blend of 73.5% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged up to 14 months in seasoned oak. 17.5/20 Jul 2017 RRP $23.99

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