FIVE STARS 96/100 | Sam Kim Wine Orbit "A magnificently styled Bordeaux blend."
This is a densely framed, tour de force blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc from winemaker Jason Stent and his Paritua team. What a beauty; a true representation of the Bordeaux-esque qualities of fine Hawkes Bay red wine that is laden with flavours of dark blackberry fruits and cedar wood complexity. By world standards this wine is an unadulterated bargain. Buy with our highest recommendation.
Sam Kim writes "It's gloriously fruited and immensely complex on the nose, exhibiting blackcurrant, dark plum, vanillin oak, subtle tobacco and dark spice aromas. The palate offers terrific fruit intensity and power, wonderfully enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins, finishing impressively long and gratifying. A blend of 46%merlot, 39% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc.".