Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2021, Hawke’s Bay

Tempranillo from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 10-Nov-2022
Full, deep ruby-black with a purple core, lighter on the rim. This has a powerful, full bouquet with aromas of ripe plum, blackberry bush, spice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, aromas of plum and blackberry melded with blackcurrant leaf, unfolding an amalgam of spice, cocoa, smoky minerals and olive tapenade. Firm, fine-grained tannin extraction contributed to the structure and smoky mineral complexity. Juicy acidity carries flavours to a long, dry, savoury finish. This robust, structural Tempranillo possesses ripe black fruit, complexed by dark cocoa, mealy tapenade, minerals, and firm tannins lending a dry, complex closing. Match with tar and venison over the next 8+ years. 93% Tempranillo, 7% Touriga Francesa from Gimblett Gravels, destemmed to stainless steel tank co-fermented to 14.5% alc, followed by an extended period of post-ferment maceration, aged in 225-litre French and America oak barriques for 12 months. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Nov 2022 RRP $39.99

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