TROPHY for Red Blend, Merlot Dominant | Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards.
GOLD MEDAL | Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards.
BLUE GOLD MEDAL | Sydney International Wine Awards.
FIVE STARS 18.5/20 | Raymond Chan.
The Trilliant is a plush Merlot dominant blend of Hawkes BayÂ’s finest red varieties. A stunning example of modern Hawkes Bay winemaking that seamlessly combines robust fruit weight with supple mouthfeel and integrated tannin.
Raymond Chan writes "A blend of 49% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec, aged 12 months in 55% new oak, some American included. A change to a fruitier, riper and opulent style for Pask, which has normally been more ‘claret’ like. Moderately deep ruby red. The nose is elegant with waves of fragrant spices and cedary oak melded with spiced plum fruit and iron-earth aromas. Sweet, juicy and succulent red fruits are the feature, but still with a fine core, extract and structure, and fresh acidity. Black fruits and iron-earth unfold, then spices and cedar. A serious wine here. The obvious pun is "the wine is brilliant!”"