Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Jan-2015
Saturated black colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on edge. This is very elegant and refined with a range of aromatics encompassing ripe black berry fruits to cooler blackcurrant leaf notes, lifted with violet perfumes and stylishly restrained black pepper elements. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, the flavours of sweetly ripe dark red and black berried fruits are poised with subtle cooler floral and leaf nuances. The flavours are held tightly and the mouthfeel fresh and vibrant with good acidity. Fine-grained, velvety tannins underline the palate and lend a supple structure. This flows with excellent tension, and has beautiful florals on the finish. A wine of finesse and good ripeness, along with cool fragrance that will develop over 8-10+ years. 100% Syrah from the ‘Gimblett Estate’ and ‘Gimblett Stones’ vineyards, mainly MS ‘Heritage’ clone, vines 15 y.o., destemmed and fermented with a high portion of whole berries to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 72% new French oak. Around 500 cases made. 18.5+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $120.00 100% Syrah from the ‘Gimblett Estate' and ‘Gimblett Stones' vineyards, mainly ‘MS Heritage' clone from 15 y.o. vines, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented with a large portion of whole berries to 13.7% alc. The wine was aged 15 months in predominantly new French oak barriques. Very dark, deep, near impenetrable purple-hued black-red colour. This has a very refined and tightly concentrated nose of ripe black fruits, graphite and minerals at the core, initially brooding and unyielding, but unfolding to reveal unending layers of dark red berry fruits, violet notes, black pepper and spices. Medium-full bodied, this combines great intensity and concentration with elegance and finesse. Black fruits, boysenberries, dark plums and iron-earth flavours form a densely packed core. The mouthfeel is rich, luscious and near-unctuous, but simultaneously tight and restrained, the textures being ultra-smooth and fine. This has great power and line, with building tannin expression, along with layers of pepper, Asian spices, oak toast and florals that carry though to a very long and sustained finish. This is a multi-layered Syrah with great concentration and immense refinement. Serve with roasted and grilled red meat dishes over the next 10-12+ years. 19.5+/20 Dec 2012 RRP $120.00

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