Paritua Stone Paddock 'Scarlet' 2020


Congratulations Paritua on making a very smart red blend at an even smarter price!!

"Intense, almost chewy red with cassis, dark berry, dark chocolate, dried herbs, cedar, vanilla and nutty oak. A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Good cellaring potential—it needs time to mellow"  5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2023 (2020 Vintage)

 "Purple and ruby core hues and a pink-ish rim lead to a ripe, robust bouquet filled with scents of blackberry and blackcurrant, dark plum and iron. Aromas of toasty baking spices and violets, vanilla and a touch of clove add complexity. On the palate a delicious wine, dry with a firm texture from tannins and acidity, the core however is the fruit adding weight and intensity with flavours that mirror the bouquet. Lengthy, well made and still coming into balance – so needs some cellar time still. That said will be drinkable today with fresh protein dishes. Best drinking from late 2024 or early 2025 through 2034+." Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"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." Winery notes