Trinity Hill ‘The Trinity’ Hawke’s Bay 2013

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Jun-2014
Predominantly Merlot with small proportions of Tempranillo, Malbec and other red varieties, from Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle sites, fermented to 13.1% alc., the wine given up to 3 weeks on skins post ferment and aged 10 months in French oak barriques and tank. Full, very dark, black-hued, purple-red colour. This has a softly packed nose of ripe black plum and dark raspberry fruit, revealing lifted aromatic florals with spices, pepper and a suggestion of blackberry jam. Medium-bodied, soft and juicy fruit flavours of ripe black plums and raspberries are enriched by some spice and jam elements, forming a plush, sweet palate. The extraction is modest and the tannins are supple, gently supporting the fruit. Fresh and bright acidity lends liveliness to the mouthfeel, and carries the palate to an aromatic, lingering finish with dark raspberry fruit notes. This is an elegant, fruity Merlot-based wine with a supple freshness. Serve with pasta, pizza and barbecued fare over the next 3-4+ years. 16.5+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $20.00

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