Trinity Hill ‘The Gimblett’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 18-Oct-2015
Very dark, deep, near saturated black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. This has a very firmly concentrated, elegantly proportioned nose with aromas of black-berried fruits along with liquorice, black plums, tar and iron-earth notes, revealing fragrant block florals, herbs, spices and lead pencil elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with a core of ripe blackberry fruit entwined with complexing blackcurrant, plum, tar and earth detail. The wine shows very fine-grained tannin extraction and structure supporting the fruit, and soft acidity lends a gentle liveliness and energy, carrying the wine to a long, linear finish of blackcurrants, herbs, tar and pencilly oak. This is an elegant, grainy-structured Bordeaux-varietal blend with black fruits, tar and earthy complexities. Serve with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 7-10 years. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot from the company’s ‘Tin Shed’ and ‘Gimblett Stones’ vineyards, hand-picked and fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine undergoing 3 weeks cuvaison and aged 16 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 19.0/20 Oct 2015 RRP $35.00 Very dark, black-hued red with youthful purple hues. This is tightly concentrated and elegant on nose. The fruit is restrained and classy, with ripe blackberry aromas along with blackcurrants and plums. Oak is very sensitive with a little lift and shine. Beautifully interwoven detail which is intricate and refined. Lovely poise on palate with piquant, intensely concentrated black berry and curranty fruit flavours, along with ripe tannins and acidity lending softness to the textures. Nuances of oak and spice, and a touch of iron-earth of the Gimblett Gravels. This is sheer elegance on mouthfeel and the wine oozes finesse in the archetype claret mould. 19.0/20 Feb 2015 RRP $35.00 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot from the company’s ‘Tin Shed’ and ‘Gimblett Stones’ vineyards, hand-picked and fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine undergoing 3 weeks cuvaison and aged 16 months in 30% new French oak barriques. Very dark, deep, black-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a softly concentrated and deep nose of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, cassis and black plum aromas, harmoniously entwined with subtle iron-earth, refined and lifted oak and black floral and herb nuances. The aromatics are soft and elegantly presented. Medium to medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with soft and densely packed flavours of black fruits forming a deep and rounded core. The flavours are harmoniously layered and supported by very fine-grained, ripe, powdery tannins and lifted by subtle acid laciness and poise. As the wine flows, fragrant herbs and nuances of chocolate and earth unfold carrying to a complex detailed finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, softly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend with finesse and poise. Serve with roast beef and lamb, and hard cheeses over the next 10 years. 19.0/20 Jan 2015 RRP $35.00

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