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2015 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah

James Suckling's #1 NZ wine of the year for 2017. The first Kiwi Syrah to genuinely be able to foot it with the giants of Hermitage and Cote Rotie!

2015 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah

James Suckling's #1 NZ wine of the year for 2017. The first Kiwi Syrah to genuinely be able to foot it with the giants of Hermitage and Cote Rotie!

$124.99

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Sam Kim 99 Bob Campbell MW 99/100 Raymond Chan 19.5/20 James Suckling 99/100 FWDC 99/100
44% Off

2015 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah

James Suckling's #1 NZ wine of the year for 2017. The first Kiwi Syrah to genuinely be able to foot it with the giants of Hermitage and Cote Rotie!

Sam Kim 99 Bob Campbell MW 99/100 Raymond Chan 19.5/20 James Suckling 99/100 FWDC 99/100

Description

The Homage legend continues... Sourced from the Gimblett Gravels (though not labelled as such), Homage is about the most pure, perfect expression winemakers Warren Gibson and John Hancock can coax from their low-yielding vineyards. In 2015, they had outstanding growing conditions for Syrah, the wine described by Warren Gibson as being "a little plusher" than either 2013 or 2014. Traditional winemaking methods including 25% whole cluster fermentation and foot stomping of the grapes, the wine spending an average of 25 days on skins. A beautifully fragrant and structured wine, drinking it before 2020 is best done after a couple of hours in a decanter, but the upper limits of this wine's drinking window should easily exceed 20 years if well stored.

Smells

An incredibly fragrant and nuanced bouquet. spicy, leathery, smoky, floral with the full spectrum of black, red and blue fruit perfumes.

Tastes

Striking concentration and richness of fruit, the tannin structure locking its jaws around layers and layers of blue, black and red fruit as well as spicy, herbal notes which freshen, complex and tantalise. Notes of dark chocolate and espresso round out the long, velvety finish, the tannins majestic and 'no nonsense', indicating this wine is undoubtedly built to cellar. A truly great Homage, enjoy this aristocratic wine with great food and great company from 2020 onwards.

BrandTrinity Hill

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalSyrah

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.5%

Vintage2015

CountryNew Zealand

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