Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 25-Aug-2016
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter edged, very youthful in appearance. The nose is very refined and elegantly expressed with aromas of pure and ripe black-berried fruits harmoniously melded with an array of fragrant black and violet florals, along with suggestions of spice and black mineral detail. The aromatics are tight and concentrated, build in intensity in the glass and exude immense finesse. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly bound and concentrated with intense and penetrating flavours of ripe blackberries, lifted by a range of fragrant black and floral notes. The fruit is complexed by fine iron-earth and black mineral elements, with suggestions of spice unfolding. The fruit is supported by considerable extraction, the powdery tannins providing a firm, near velvet-textured line. The palate flows with drive and underlying soft, ripe acidity lends the energy to carry to a taut, long-lingering finish of black fruits and an array of dark florals. This is a very refined, aromatic, individual Syrah with ripe black fruits and an array of fragrant florals and mineral complexities, on a seriously structured palate with very fine tannins. Match with roasted lamb, beef, venison and game meat over the next 12-15 years. Almost 100% hand-picked Syrah, including approx. 0.3% Viognier, from the company’s Gimblett Gravels vineyards, predominantly MS clone with a small percentage of clone 174, 60% destemmed and lightly crushed to leave a large portion of whole berries and 40% left as whole bunches, with fermentation to 13.8% alc., the wine spending on average 30 days on skins and aged 14 months in predominantly new French oak barriques with a portion in large 5000 L oak ovals. 19.5+/20 Aug 2016 RRP $130.00

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