Wine of the Week NZ

Paritua 21:12 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $130

A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. This is a serious and cellar-worthy red from a top Hawke’s Bay vintage. An intense wine that is still a little closed but shows plenty of promise with dark berry fruit, plum, new leather, dried fruit and spice characters. Very impressive. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Slow-cooked beef short rib, smoked mash, fermented cabbage and mustard seeds

Stockists: Paritua Wines; Advintage, Havelock North (NZ)

Ranked: #3 of 15 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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