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Trinity Hill The Gimblett Red Blend

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Hawkes Bay has risen from the ranks of New Zealand wine regions and now has an enviable reputation for its red wines thanks to the soils of the area and one of the sub-regions called the Gimblett gravels. This wine is a classic Bordeaux blend made up of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot each imparting their own varietal expression to the blend. This is elegance personified. Black fruits, firm tannins and complex cedar meld to create a wine of power and majesty. It’s textured and has the structure to last for many years to come.

Winemaker's Notes

Traditional winemaking techniques have created beautiful aromatics of ripe blackberry, fresh blackcurrant and dried herbs. Structurally the wine is dense, complex and powerful. This excellent structure will allow the wine to age gracefully developing further complexity over the next 6 to 8 years.

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Trinity Hill The Gimblett Red Blend

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
Powerful, very ageworthy Hawke's Bay red, blended from cabernet sauvignon (34 per cent), merlot (26 per cent), cabernet franc (25 per cent), malbec (9 per cent), and petit verdot (6 per cent). Deeply coloured, mouthfilling and rich, with smooth, youthful blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, buried tannins and excellent density. Best drinking 2015+.
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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Some dried tangerine peel provides a curious highlight to the dark and black plum and berry fruits on show here. Further hints of five spice, undergrowth, smoky oak and roasting meats complete the picture. Herb-flecked, abundant, ripe tannin and bright acidity feature on the lingering finish.
Good Wine Guide 2013
93
Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
A great buy, from one vintage to the next. The classy 2009 , hand-harvested at three sites in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, is a blend of Merlot (38 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (37 pet cent), Cabernet Franc (15 per cent), Petit Verdot (8 per cent) and Malbec (2 per cent), matured for 18 months in predominantly French oak barriques (35 per cent new). Mouthfilling, fragrant and boldly coloured, it has deep, beautifully ripe blackcurrant, plum, slight herb and spice flavours, a hint of coffee, tight-knit tannins and a long finish
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Quite a convincing wine that has a complex varietal mix (just over half merlot with cabernet, petit verdot, cabernet franc and malbec all assisting). Has a smooth carpet of berry flavour and fine, fuzzy tannin with sweeter oak influence building across the finish. There's a lingering cassis flavour through the finish. Nicely structured and balanced.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
The 2004 vintage is a medium-bodied Hawke's Bay blend of Merlot (52 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (25 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (22 per cent), with a splash of Syrah. French and American oak-aged for 16 months, it has lightish colour and decent depth of plummy, herbal flavour, smooth and savoury, with a touch of complexity. It's enjoyable now.
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