2007 Paritua “Red” vineyards. Hawkes Bay. NZ. 13.5%

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Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

Was chatting the other day with someone who said they never had a cabernet from New Zealand. Was thinking about that when I pulled this from the cellar the next day.

Very mouth filling. Brambley, dried herbs. Cassis. Spicy. Hint of menthol.

In a strange way, my mouth feels like I’ve just brushed my teeth. Has this spicy, refreshing character.

Well balanced, but still a bit young.

Good solid cabernet blend.

Source: Gift.

Tasted 14th December 2012

About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.

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