Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2010, Hawkes Bay

Syrah Syrah
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

$17.25 (194274)

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91 pts
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September 01, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Grown on Gimblett Gravels that is better known historically for merlot and cabernet, this is super syrah. It has a...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A top-notch example here: very ripe, pure and sweet, plum and black berry purée, cassis jam, very...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

As the years have progressed, it has become increasingly clear that Syrah is well-adapted to certain parts of New...

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Community Reviews (6)

Alex Zanella
Alex Zanella

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This wine offers the complexity and finesse of an old world pinot and the body and structure more akin to what I would expect from hotter climate syrahs. I concure on the notes of currant, black cherries, smoke, green pepper and a hint of sweet pine.

A stand out for the price, with some short term aging potential.

Tasted Sept. 2012.

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M G
M G

Big delicious Syrah - 91 - tasted June 2013

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Trinity Hill Syrah has intense bouquet of pine needles, pepper, plum and dates. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine, with checked acidity, subtle to refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a medium, yet quite clean, finish. It is food friendly; drink now and for the next 3 years. My impression: NICE, 90-91 pts. Tasted June /13.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

A deep plum color, this wine opens up with aromas of plumy-blackberry fruit, dried violet, white pepper, meaty and dry spices notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied , black fruit flavours and rustic with fresh acidity and fined-grained tannins. Dry with a good length on the finish with blackberry and crushed stone texture lingering. Very interesting and enjoyable, better served with food (would be great with lamb).

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

The bouquet has a musty, slightly off smell. The wine itself is subdued, with a hint of pepper. Unfortunately the flaws in this wine become more apparent in the second glass. Rather a disappointment given David's positive review.

Update: Unfotunately I bought two of these, based on the review. But I can tell you that it was not just one bad bottle. This wine is a stinker.

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