Paritua Vineyards '21.12 Twenty. One. Twelve' 2010 Hawke's Bay 13.5%
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc
Ripe, rich and Bordeaux-esque bouquet with loads of black fruit aromas, gun metal, stony hard soil and complexity that is hard to find in a NZ red of this nature.
On the palate - equally rich and complex, but with a fabulous harmony and richness. The core of fruit key to a wine like this is not lost and carries the palate through it bold use of oak, high tannin and acid count and finish - which is long and complex!
Well done - really good wine.