2010 Paritua '2112'
Twenty One Twelve is Paritua's flagship Bordeaux blend, all sourced from a single parcel on the Bridge Pa Triangle. Undoubtedly a different expression that Bordeaux blends from either the Havelock Hills or the Gravels it has a richness, intensity and fineness and with 2010 being the current vintage it is also beginning to be approachable.
Cameron Douglas, NZ's only Master Sommelier gives the wine five stars describing it thus: "Ripe, rich and Bordeaux-esque bouquet with loads of black fruit aromas, gun metal, stony hard soil and complexity that is hard to find in a NZ red of this nature. On the palate - equally rich and complex, but with a fabulous harmony and richness. The core of fruit key to a wine like this is not lost and carries the palate through it bold use of oak, high tannin and acid count and finish - which is long and complex!"