PARITUA, 2018 Stone Paddock Scarlett, Hawkes Bay
This blended red is a prime example of the style produced from the gravel soils of the Paritua vineyard. The wine has scented Black Doris plum and blackberry with hints of baking spice, cedar. The palate shows dark fruits dominated by plum and blackberry with a full mid palate supported by firm, ripe tannins with a sumptuous finish. The oak influence is subtle and provides spicy notes and good structure.
Merlot 37% Cabernet Franc 32% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Malbec 9%