Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2009

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Nov-2011
Purple-hued black-red colour with excellent depth, near impenetrable. This is elegantly expressed on nose with intense and concentrated bouquet of black berry fruits lifted with violetty perfumes, along with an array of dark spices and pepper. Full-bodied and showing great concentration of sweetly rich black berry and plum fruits, Asian spices, liquorice and florals. This is in the riper fruit spectrum , but still possesses an excellent aromatic nature. The lusciousness of the fruit is well-matched by the very fine-grained, but firm tannin extraction and the wine exudes potential. This should develop very well over the next decade. 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier, 70% from the ‘Gimblett Estate' and 30% from the ‘Gimblett Stones' sites, co-fermented with a high portion of whole berries to 13.9% alc., the wine aged in mostly new French oak barriques for18 months.  Nov 2011

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