Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels 2016 and 2015 Releases

14-Aug-2017
The premium ‘Black Label or Gimblett Gravels wines of Trinity Hill are the face of the company. Trinity Hill was formed by John Hancock and partners to highlight the very high quality and distinctive character of the wines from the Gimblett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes’s Bay, releasing their first wines from the 1996 vintage. John Hancock, the shareholders and winemaker Warren Gibson soon expanded the wines to include innovative varieties in addition to the proven Hawke’s Bay wines, and the ‘White Label’ Hawke’s Bay range soon encompassed fruit from the other sub-regions to make Trinity Hill the consummate Hawke’s Bay producer. With over 20 vintages made, Trinity Hill is one of the most serious labels, with their Gimblett Gravels wines the feature. Every year, their release consolidates the established varieties, and adds gravitas to the newer ones. Here, I review the new 2016 Marsanne/Viognier, Chardonnay and Tempranillo, and 2015 ‘The Gimblett’ Bordeaux-variety blended red. In a market where it is fashionable to have extremely high-prices, they continually deliver outstanding value. www.trinityhill.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Marsanne/Viognier 2016
  • Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
  • Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2016
  • Trinity Hill ‘The Gimblett’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’ Bay’ 2015

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