Paritua ‘Red’ Hawke’s Bay 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Aug-2018
Full, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour with garnet hues, a little lighter edged. The nose is full and densely packed unfolding voluminous aromas of very ripe black plum and blackberry fruit, along with subtle notes of blackcurrants and cassis, with an amalgam of herbs and earth and a hint of portiness. This is very concentrated and unfolds layer of ripe fruit detail. Full-bodied, the palate is rich and plush with mouthfilling flavours of sweetly ripe dark-red and black plums, along with blackberries and subtle notes of blackcurrants and cassis. The fruit is enhanced by fine, spicy, cedary oak, and unfolds some earthy complexity. The palate has fine-grained tannin extraction providing plenty of structure with background acidity lending energy and tension. The wine carries to a long, lingering, nuanced finish. This is a full-bodied Merlot blend with very ripe, sweet plum flavours with blackberries and blackcurrants on a well-structured palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meats over the next 10-12+ years. A blend of 60% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc, fermented to 15.0% alc., and aged around 18 months in 50% new French oak. 19.0-/20 Aug 2018 RRP $49.00

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