Trinity Hill 2015 Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier, Chardonnay and Tempranillo

The 2015 Hawke’s Bay vintage continues a run of very favourable years since the cold, wet and very challenging 2012 growing season. 2013 and 2014 has been touted as among the best pair of consecutive vintages in Hawke’s Bay in living memory, with the 2013s getting the nod from me as slightly better, due to the wines possessing a little more vitality. The 2014s are a little riper and maybe a tad more approachable. Trinity Hill’s founding winemaker and ambassador John Hancock, and winemaker Warren Gibson rate 2015 as another year which will deliver much pleasure, maybe not to the heights of the previous two years, but already tastings of 2015 vintage Hawke’s Bay wines are fairly impressive. Here, I review three Trinity Hill ‘Black Label’ Gimblett Gravels releases which demonstrate the quality. They are essentially Trinity Hill’s premium bottlings, and they have always offered remarkable value. These three are expressions of tradition as well as innovation, both of which the company succeeds in.


  • Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Marsanne/Viognier 2015
  • Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2015
  • Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2015

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