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Trinity Hill - Hawke's Bay Syrah 2017


  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
  • Wine Maker: Warren Gibson
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2010) VS: 87 (2009) JR: 16.5 (2008) WS: 90 (2008) JG: 90 (2006) BC: 90 (2011) RC: 17.5 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Blackberry, spice and liquorice nuances combine to produce a complex, fruit-dominant wine. The wine is deliberately released at a very youthful age to maximize the beautiful perfume and fruit freshness.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010)88 pts #197. Oct 2011. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. A co-fermented blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, the 2010 Hawke's Bay Syrah gives a deep garnet-purple color and notes of crushed blackberries, creme de cassis and licorice over hints of bacon fat, tar, damp loam and coffee grounds. Full bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has a good backbone of ripe tannins and crisp acid, finishing long and savory with a little black pepper coming through. Drink it now through 2015+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2009)87 pts

Oct 10. By Stephen Tanzer. Bright red-ruby. Superripe aromas of raspberry, blackberry, licorice pastille and peppery spices, plus and element of roasted herbs. Then supple and sweet in the mouth, with an almost candied ripeness to the black fruit, licorice and pepper flavors. The herbal quality carries through to the finish, giving the tannins a dry edge. (2008)16.5 pts

Tasted September 2010. The only wine in the range under screwcap. Yields are 10 t/ha and they 'thin like mad'. Not whole bunch. Deep crimson. Quite sweet and rich with a bit of oak still on the nose. But very fresh and lively on finish. Viognier makes it more Pinot Noir-like according to John Hancock. Fragrant. Very appetising. When to drink : 2010 to 2013.

Wine Spectator (2008)90 pts

Web Only 2011 - This offers a wonderful mixture of fresh cracked black pepper, ancho chile powder and savory notes that mingle wonderfully with smooth and polished flavors of black cherry, wild berry and plum. Everything is wrapped up in refined tannins. Drink now through 2016. 1,720 cases made. ?MW

Jamie Goode (2006)90 pts

Supple expressive dark fruits nose with a really elegant white pepper freshness. The palate has smooth elegant dark fruits with some nice pepperiness. Very accessible and drinkable.

Bob Campbell MW (2011)90 pts

Bright, purple-hued Syrah with pronounced blackberry, raspberry black and white pepper, floral/violet and subtle spicy oak flavours. It's a vibrant and slightly edgy Syrah in an elegant and powerful style. A wine with real depth and complexity that promises to age well.

Raymond Chan (2011)17.5 pts

Bright, even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, this has a very aromatic, up-front bouquet showing dark raspberry and spicy blackberry fruit aromas along with notes of pepper and red florals. Medium-bodied, this has juicy flavours of dark red berry fruits with black pepper, spices and violetty florals with good depth. The fruit is mouthfilling and supple textures from fine and moderate extraction provide a gentle backbone for the palate. The finish is gently nuanced, dry and lingering. 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier, the fruit predominantly from the Gimblett Gravels with a smaller portion from the Red Metal Triangle, fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged only a moderate time in barriques. This medium-bodied, aromatic, gently rich and mouthfilling Syrah will match Mediterranean inspired cuisine over the next 3-4+ years.