98 POINTS |Cameron Douglas MS
97 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
98 POINTS | Andrew Caillard
This wine made Andrew Caillard's 2018 Gimblett Gravels Annual Selection
Another world class wine from winemaker Warren Gibson and the Trinity team and how stunning is this release.
Homage is always a bold example from the Gimblett Gravels but the 2018 adds layers of wonderfully luscious, luxurious mid palate weight into the mix. This is certainly a contender for the Hawke's Bay red wine of the year. Bravo.
Andrew Caillard writes "Medium deep crimson. Beautiful pure raspberry strawberry red cherry aromas with espresso/ sage/ white pepper notes. Inky textured wine with dense concentrated raspberry pastille, strawberry fruits, fine silky tannins and roasted chestnut espresso oak. Finishes chalky al dente firm with lovely mineral length and feathery tannin plume."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "As the wine opens up in glass it organically becomes more complex, but remains youthful and engaging. On the palate - complex and as equally primary as the nose suggests, dark fruits, raspberry and black currant, sweet meats and field mushroom, bracken and dark spices. An abundance of tannin and acidity - firm, chalky, ripe and resolved. Long finish, complex and young. No need to open till 2022 at the earliest, decant for service, will last in your cellar till 2030 - at least. So pleased to finally see this wine under screw top closure."
Bob Campbell MW writes "Dense yet elegant Syrah with floral, violet, dark berry, black pepper, anise and spicy oak. A wine that delivers its power with great subtlety. Surprisingly accessible but with obvious cellaring potential. This is a very serious red indeed.... "