Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay
Review Date - 18-Sep-2017

19.5+/20

Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with purple-black hues, near impenetrable. The nose has incredibly intense and penetrating aromas of ripe blackberry fruit with subtle dark raspberry and blue fruit notes, lifted by an array of red, violet and black florals, melded with fine spice elements and a suggestion of black pepper. The aromatic components are seamlessly interwoven and harmonious in presentation. Medium-full bodied, the palate is richly sweet and succulent with ripe, vibrant and lively fruit flavours of blackberries entwined with dark-red and blue fruit notes, along with dark-red, violet and black florals, melded with notes of liquorice, spice and black pepper forming a complex amalgam. The fruit is fine and beautifully concentrated with intensity and depth, the lusciousness balanced by considerable extraction, the tannins very fine-grained and flowery in texture. The acidity is ripe, and softly integrated, and the wine carries with great linearity and drive to a long and sustained finish of black fruits, florals and spices. This Syrah has a remarkably intense and perfumed nose with a beautiful array of floral aromatics, on a rich, succulently sweet black, red and blue fruited palate with considerable, but refined extraction. Match with slow-cooked game meat and Middle Eastern fare over the next 10 years. Hand-picked fruit from sites in the Gimblett Gravels at a crop level of approx. 35 hL//ha, the different lots fermented with an approx. average of 25% whole bunches (some batches up to 100% whole bunch) to 13.1% alc., the wine spending on average 25 days on skins, and aged 15 months in approx. 60% new French oak, predominantly in barriques as well as large format 5000 L oak ovals. 19.5+/20 Sep 2017 RRP $130.00

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