Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2009

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Nov-2011
86% Tempranillo, 9% Touriga Nacional, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier, all from the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 11 months in new and seasoned French and American oak, with stainless-steel barrels also used. Deep ruby-red colour with a lighter purple-hued rim, this has a very fine and elegantly presented bouquet of ripe black and red berry fruits lifted with floral perfumes. Very fine-textured, tightly bound and showing supple tannins, the flavours of well-ripened dark red and black berried fruit evenly and seamlessly flow through the palate. This has a stylish restraint and a touch of class in the claret model. Keep for 5-6 years.  Nov 2011 A blend of 86% Tempranillo, 9% Touriga Nacional, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Viognier from the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 11 months in new and seasoned French and American oak, as well as in stainless-steel. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some purple hues. This has a gentle bouquet showing depth with concentrated ripe dark red berry fruit and black plum aromas with some spices and minerally notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate shows plenty of mouthfilling, juicy plum, dark berry and spicy fruit flavours, directly expressed with richness and breadth. The openness and rounded textures make the wine immediately accessible. Supple, but ample tannins support the fruit through to a meaty, savoury finish with good length. Ripe, plump, but with the structure to develop over the next 5-6 years, this will be a versatile match with any red meat dishes. 18.0+/20 Oct 2011 RRP $34.00

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