One look at this wine in a glass tells all – deep, rich and inviting. Trinity Hill is a leading producer of this Rhone-style Syrah, the rising star of wines and perhaps the Gimblett Gravels’ signature variety.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
95 Points / 5 Stars. Tight, elegant wine that benefits from a small percentage of co-fermented viognier which adds an exotic floral influence and perhaps a slipperier texture. Subtle rather than a blockbuster, but with significant power and flavour length. It evolved quite a bit in the glass and would certainly benefit from decanting. A good food wine with excellent cellaring potential and offering very good value. Bob Campbell MW Gourmet Traveller WINE Jul-09
Outstanding. The superb 07 vintage makes it mark…Glorious fragrant aromas of spice and blackberry introduce this wine which displays a refined structure having spicy, fruit cake flavours, savoury but polished tannins and a long, long finish. Lester Jesberg Winewise Apr-09
4 Stars. Firm and youthful, deeply coloured, floral (4% viognier) and mouthfilling, with strong, ripe plum and black pepper flavours, and earthy notes adding complexity. Winestate Winestate 1 Oct-09
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep, vibrant crimson.
Blackberry, black pepper, savoury and spice elements are prominent, with meaty overtones. The Viognier has added a lifted aromatic quality.
Multi-layered complexity is the aim. Powerful, but ripe and round tannins give the wine great structure. Oak aging plays a minor part and the wine lives on its fruit. Combined with the good acidity, these characteristics mean excellent aging potential. Development of mineral, earthy and tarry characters are likely during bottle-aging, resulting in a wine that is distinctly Northern Rhone-like rather than resembling anything Australian.