Trinity Hill The Gimblett Cabernet Blend 2018
- Textured, savoury
- Hawke's Bay
If you love cabernet based blends, you must go for this absolute cracker from Hawke’s Bay. Trinity Hill is really bringing out the goods with this one! - John, Head of Buying
The famed Gimblett Gravels wine growing area, a small subregion of Hawke’s Bay, is defined by a very unique stony soil type. The stony soil provides a sturdy mineral base to build on. This wine is built amazingly well with dark and brooding plum and berry fruit luring you in, abundant tannin that interplays with acid for a great texture and a solid structure that suggests serious ageing capability. Sixteen months in 35% new French oak has added power to the wine, interweaving with the vibrant, dark fruit and adding a depth and grip to the palate.
James Suckling says “the palate is an elegantly crafted amalgam of fine, long tannins and smooth, supple dark-fruit flesh. Blackberry and dark-cherry flavours run long here”. We couldn’t agree more about this elegantly crafted, wonderful wine.
“Absolutely beautiful. Effortless glide, satiny texture, loads of concentrated dark berry fruits, sage and rosemary herbal characters, succulent, fine, al dente tannins and licks of malty richness. Long, so long, spreads beautifully and hugs every corner of the palate. A real experience. Memorable wine.”
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- Hawke's Bay
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 50% cabernet sauvignon 50% cabernet franc
- Serving Temp.
Like all good stories, the Trinity Hill tale began over a bottle of wine back in 1987. Not just any wine, a bottle of award winning Hawke’s Bay chardy that inspired three winos to put the region on the world wine map. So John Hancock and Robert and Robyn Wilson left London and headed to New Zealand to pursue their dreams in Gimblett Gravels, a sub-region of Hawke’s Bay renowned for its stony soils. Now, nearly thirty years on, these regional pioneers have become internationally recognised for their chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet blends. The more recently planted viognier and tempranillo are also worth keeping an eye on, if their award tally is anything to go by.
Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's oldest wine region, with climate similar to Bordeaux and Sancerre in France. It's no surprise then that their best wines happen to be Cabernet blends and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Syrah. Unfortunately, most of this gets slurped up within NZ, and we have to bang down doors to get some over to Australia. Lucky for you mofos, we're pretty good at this.