2008 Trinity Hill, Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

Producer: Trinity Hill
Vintage: 2008
Grape variety: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: New Zealand, North Island, Hawkes Bay
Appellation: Hawkes Bay
Date tasted: 26 January 2011
Price when tasted: £16.99

Tasting notes


Polished, NZ take on the Northern Rhône here. A mingling of chocolate, cranberry and blueberry aromas to the fore - it's a lovely noseful. Following on is a similarly impressive palate with an inky, pepper-coated attack, and a gutsy, savoury underbelly. 13.5% abv (18 points)

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