2013 Trinity Hill "Gimblett Gravels" Syrah Hawke's Bay (Black Label) SKU #1250479

$19.99

RC 96-97 BC 95 SK 95
WE 93 W&S 90 JR 17
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K&L Notes

If I was taking a blind tasting exam this is the wine I would love to find in the lineup. In all my years of tasting and the tens of thousands of wines that have found their way across my palate, none have been more distinctive than great Syrah from Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. On my first trip to NZ, fresh out of college, I was immediately taken a back and equally smitten by the Syrah being produced here. The unique combination of deep, dark, inky fruit, toasted spices and the distinctive note of fresh ground black pepper is almost unmistakable to me (or at least I'd like to think so!) The Syrah from this tiny sub-region in one of NZ's warmer grape growing areas are very quickly obtaining global acclaim to the point where winemakers are pulling out Bordeaux varietals to plant the often maligned varietal Syrah. The Wine Enthusiast just published an article entitled "A New Breed of Syrah" declaring Hawke's Bay "Syrah's stronghold" and described this wine as "intoxicating", "Complex" and "a stunning value" - 93 points. Add to the equation that 2013 has been described as the "vintage of a lifetime" in Hawke's Bay was flawless weather conditions and perfect fruit. Then consider that Trinity Hill's founding winemaker Warren Gibson is one of most experience and respected men in the business and you can see why we are so head-over-heels for this wine. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L NZ Wine Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    11/15/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Seriously world-class Syrah that we are offering at the best price in the country. Don't miss this offer, with huge press and astounding quality this is sure to go fast.
    Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2026
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    11/9/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    If I had to teach a class on what classic syrah tastes like, this is the bottle I would use. The Trinity Hill is textbook in every way: potent flavors of crushed black pepper, violets, and delicate dark fruits. The flavors are so pure it's like the wine has been macerated with peppercorns. Plus, this is from Gimlett Gravels, one of the best syrah terroirs in the world with its rocky soils and moderate climate. The stones reflect the sun's heat and help keep the grapes warm throughout the growing season. On top of all that, 2013 was considered by all the growers in Hawke's Bay to one of the best in the region's history. Yet this wine is only $19.99. If you've ever wanted to taste real syrah without all the additional ripeness and jammy fruit, this is the wine for you. Consider it a master class in a bottle.

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