Trinity Hill ‘The Gimblett’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Feb-2014
Very dark, black-red colour, near impenetrable and with purple hues. This is restrained and contained, but shows real deoth of ripe black berry and dark plum fruit aromas, along with a minerally, earthy complexity, nutty and spicy oak notes. Medium-full bodied, there is density and depth to the palate with a soft concentration of black fruits. Some liquorice, earth and spice layers are present, all firmly held and brooding. Fine, grainy tannins and sufficient acidity supports the fruit weight and packed nature, providing good line. This should unfold it potential over the next 5-6 years. 18.5+/20 Feb 2014 Very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour. The bouquet is very elegant and complete with ripe black fruits, showing blackcurrants, dark plums, complexing earthy notes and subtle herb nuances. Medium-bodied and elegantly presented, attractive layers of flavour show, with black fruits, spices and liquorice, on a very fine-textured palate. This is rich and luscious, but balanced by the structure. The finish becomes lighter and is delicate. This is a refined, complete wine. It will keep 6-8+ years easily. 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec, and 6% Petit Verdot, fermented to 12.8% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 30% new French Oak. 18.5+/20 Nov 2013 RRP $35.00

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