Paritua "Stone Paddock" Syrah 2016
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91 Points Wine Enthusiast
This is a muscular Syrah that comes in at an agreeable 13% alcohol. It's a bit shy at first but after plenty of swirling opens into a nose of tangy berry fruit backed by black olives, cracked pepper and lovely stony mineral and sanguine characters. There's a good lick of toasty, spicy oak on display here as well. The palate is dense, a gauzy layer of tannins over plush fruit and oak-derived spice. While this lacks some vibrancy and tension, it's nonetheless a solid drop for big red wine lovers.