2015 Homage Syrah - Number One!
"A superb wine. Quite possibly the greatest expression of Syrah that New Zealand has produced to date." We love receiving glowing reviews like this!
Five of our wines scored over 90 points in James Sucklings NZ Tasting with Homage taking out the top of the class with 99 points!
2015 Homage Syrah Released!
It's here! Our 2015 Homage Syrah has hit the shelves!
Available at fine wine stores and liquor outlets - or pop on over to our on-line shop for NZ wide delivery.
Wine Wizardry with Warren Gibson
Our Chief Winemaker Warren Gibson recently caught up with M2 Magazine to talk about the how to's of wine tasting.
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2015 Homage Syrah Greatly Received!
With the release of the 2015 Homage Syrah just one month away (Wednesday 1st November) we had to share some of the amazing reviews it has already received!
5 stars, 19.5+/20 - Raymond Chan
5 stars, 99/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
5 stars, 98/100 - Bob Campbell
19/20 - Joelle Thomson
"The Homage 2015 is a smashingly good syrah" -
John Saker, Stuff News
The Best New Zealand Wines, The London Times.
Tempranillo, the time has come!
Jane MacQuitty, The Times. The best NZ Wines
'2016 Trinity Hill Tempranillo, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Soft, silky, red plum and voluptuous, squishy black fig-fruited, from Spain’s top grape, tempranillo.'
Pinot Noir 2015 -Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir 2015
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, March 2018, USA
“complex and compelling wine from one of Hawkes Bay’s top producers”
Texsom International Wine Awards
Gimblett 2014 Wines Scoop Accolades in Texas!
Gimblett Gravels 2014 Syrah - Silver
Gimblett Gravels 2014 The Gimblett - Bronze
International Wine Challenge. UK Awards
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE - LONDON - APRIL 2018
Silver; Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2016
Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016
Bronze; Trinity HIll Gimblett Gravels 'The Gimblett' 2015
GOLD; Gimblett Gravels Syrah, 2015 Glorious powerful richness of dark fruit intensity. Very well balanced, incredible length, spicy and peppery with well integrated tannins. 95 POINTS!
HOMAGE SYRAH 2016 (NOT RELEASED)
Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016 «««««
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with black hues, a little lighter edged. The nose is refined and elegant with beautiful proportion showing blackberry fruit along with liquorice and spices, unfolding voluminous perfumes of violet florals. This is so seamless and yet enveloping. Medium-full bodied, the fruit richness on palate is the feature, with sweet and succulent black fruits, liquorice and spices, along with fragrant violet and fine herb nuances. The level of detailing is impressive. The fruit has a very concentrated core, with excellent structure from flowery tannin extraction to match the fruitiness. The mouthfeel is vibrant and energetic with a harmonious vitality. Ripe plum and liquorice elents emerge on the long and sustained finish. This will live 15+ years by way of its finesse, richness and balance. 19.5/20 April 2018 RRP $TBA
RAYMOND CHAN «««««
Liberty Wines (@liberty_wines)
The first taste of 2016 Homage from Trinity Hill. Stunningly spicy with Italianate tannins. Who needs a label when the wine is this good! DG pic.twitter.com/1tmO0ONqLj
Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015 Wine Anorak.com
Trinity Hill Syrah 2015 Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Fresh, vivid and peppery on the nose: more white pepper than black. The palate is midweight and supple, fresh and peppery, with fresh red and black cherry and blueberry notes. Nicely proportioned, fresh and beautifully balanced with vivid black fruits. Polished and appealing but with a subtly wild edge, too. This has a sense of elegance to it. Finishes dry and grippy but not austere. 93/100
Tasted by Andrew Cailliard. Written by DR Jamie Goode.
Syrah celebrations in the Otago Daily Times!
2016 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah
Pungent perfume leaps from the glass, blueberry, violets, summer flowers. Rich and with real depth, the dark fruits joined by savoury nuances, porcini mushroom and forest floor, with powerful tannins giving a lip-smacking chewiness, yet the whole retaining a delightful freshness and lightness. Wonderful complexity that draws you back,
2016 Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah
Rating: Good to excellent
Darker, earthy nose with a touch of smoke and wildness. Red fruited palate, top notes of raspberry and pepper, supple and rounded, developing some smoky nuances. This grows nicely in the glass, developing a zesty tang and shows lovely vitality and freshness. Medium weight and nicely balanced wine that is in the slot to enjoy now.
Mark Henderson - Otago Daily Times Wine Reviews.
2016 Marsanne Viognier - The Times UK
Wine Review: Will Lyons’s wine selection for the perfect summer barbecue!
2016 Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier, New Zealand
New Zealand House of Wine, £21
Looking to expand your palate with a little something that isn’t Chardonnay or Sauvignon blanc? Made by Trinity Hill in Hawkes Bay,this
delights with aromatics of honeysuckle and citrus,
A delicious choice with Asian Food
Cuisine Magazine! Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016 + Gimblett Gravels The GImblett
5 Star. Top 5 - No 2
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016 RRP $39.99
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett 2015 RRP$39.99
Wine Spectator Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015 93 points!
Black pepper and paprika notes leap out of the glass featuring rich, ripe, black licorice-scented huckleberry and blackberry flavours. Generous and increasingly detailed on the finish, with hints of Earl Grey teal and toasted cumin coming in on a velvety frame. Drink now through 2028. 1000 Cases Made.
Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 5 Stars , Michael Cooper
The winery's flagship 'black label' Chardonnay from Hawke's Bay is typically intense and finely structured. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels and fermented and matured for a year in French oak puncheons (30-35 per cent new), the 2016 vintage (5*) is a model of refinement. Retasted in May 2018, it is light lemon/green, with a slightly smoky bouquet. Still very fresh and elegant, with strong, vibrant grapefruit and stone-fruit flavours, mealy, biscuity notes adding complexity, and obvious potential, it shows excellent vigour, drive and length; best drinking 2019+.
Michael Cooper Wine Reviews – June 2018
Touriga Nacional - Otago Daily Times
NV Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Touriga
Initial subtlety gives way to powerfully expressed dark fruits with lifted spirit notes. A brooding intensity to the dark fruits and bittersweet dark chocolate on the rich and textural frame, which is an exercise in restrained power. Sweetly fruited yet finishing dry, building in richness all the while, with a fruit pithy chewiness on the close.
More to come here methinks. Mark Henderson.
The Gimblett 2015 - Michael Cooper - The Listener NZ
This highly refined red was blended principally from cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Dark and full-bodied 913.5%acl/vol), it has blackcurrant-like flavours, gently seasoned with nutty oak, and lovely richness, complexity and harmony.
Michael Cooper - NZ Listener. 5 Stars. 22 May 2018
DECANTER - MARSANNE VIOGNIER 2016
Decanter review of Alternative Whites from New Zealand
Outstanding Award - 95 Points
Decanter – September 2018 Edition
Marsanne Viognier - Financial Times UK
Jancis Robinson together with Mel Brown from NZ Wine Cellar with their top NZ Wine pics from the Financial Times, United Kingdom.
NZ Wine Cellar, Brixton, Mel Brown's top NZ picks.
Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier 2016
“We don’t ask for much, because it’s not about us, we act as a conduit to bring New Zealand Wine to life, offering experiences & to evoke taste buds." Mel Brown, NZ Wine Cellar Brixton.
DECANTER. WINES OF THE YEAR UNDER 55 GBP SYRAH 2014
The most exciting wines of 2017
TRINITY HILL GIMBLETT GRAVELS SYRAH 2014
Decanter experts around the world named the five bottles under £55
that had impressed them most this year. After tasting and rating the
173 nominated wines, assessing them on harmony, complexity and
wow factor, our panel of three judges compiled the ultimate top 75
across all styles. Christelle Guibert,
Winestate - Gimblett Gravels Syrah and Chardonnay
Unreleased Homage 2016 The Real Review - Bob Campbell
Rich, Christmas cake aroma with dried fruits, plum, spice and sappy characters on the palate. An intense and powerful syrah that clearly needs plenty of bottle age before it eases into second gear. Slightly closed and hard to read at this stage. A pre-release sample that will be reviewed again when it is on the market. 29 Jul 2018
Bob Campbell, The Real Review August 6 2018.
The Gimblett 2014 -The Tasting Panel US
Outstanding: Anthony Dias Blue
The Gimblett 2014. Wine Reviews Online.com USA
Trinity Hill, Gimblett Gravels (Hawke's Bay, New Zealand) "The Gimblett" 2014 ($30, V2 Wine Group)
Every so often, a wine captures one’s senses with a combination of fruit expression, texture, aromatic and flavor complexity that is truly memorable. The Gimblett from Trinity Hill is a blend of Bordeaux varieties that is a beautiful expression of its site and its winemaking heritage. Deep in color, it has a bouquet of blackberry and black currant fruits backed by elements of vanilla, fresh herbs, flowers and subtle spices. On the palate, it shows a beautifully balanced array of flavors. Blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry fruits are interwoven with nuances of vanilla, baking spice, herbs, graphite and vanilla. The texture is silky and elegant, the balance of fruit and oak is impeccable and the finish is long and lively. Delicious now, it will cellar well for a decade and beyond. A blend of Cabernet Franc (49%), Cabernet Sauvignon (39%), Merlot (9%) and Malbec (3%). 96 Wayne Belding MS
Trinity HIll The Gimblett 2015
Huon Hooke The Real Review
Deep, bright red/purple colour, the bouquet showing fresh berries and almond meal or shaved almond-like nuances, possibly from oak, while the palate is medium to full-bodied and soft, with mouth-coating fine-grained tannins, which are quite drying on the follow-through. A young wine with potential. 23 Aug 2018
GIMBLETT GRAVELS CHARDONNAY SCOOPS GOLD
NZ INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW - 2018
JAMES SUCKLING.COM 94 POINTS! THE GIMBLETT 2016
This has an attractive array of fine pepper and spice aromas with dark
chocolate and ripe plums. There’s elegance here, as well as a long wrap of
fine, ripe tannins. Very convincing finish. A blend of 43 per cent cabernet
sauvignon, 41 per cent cabernet franc 14 per cent merlot and two per cent
malbec. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
TROPHY! THE GIMBLETT HAWKES BAY A&P WINE AWARDS
HAWKE'S BAY A&P BAYLEYS WINE AWARDS
No9 - Champion Red Blends Cabernet Sauvignon Dominant
TRINITY HILL GIMBLETT GRAVELS THE GIMBLETT 2016
20/20! HOMAGE 2016 RAYMOND CHAN REVIEW
Trinity Hill ‘Homage’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016
Syrah from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with a very deep and finely with concentrated core with an array of aromatics, showing beautifully ripened blackberry fruit entwined with dark raspberries, harmoniously layered with an array of dark-red and violet florals, together with exotic Asian spice elements, nuances of dark herbs, and a suggestion of black pepper. This has an amazing range of fragrances and aromatics that are expressed without showiness, but plenty of style and harmony. Medium-bodied, the palate is mouthfilling with refined, plush and sweetly rich, ripe and succulent fruit flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries, hints of plums and liquorice , unfolding layers of dark-red and violet florals with exotic spices. This is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted in expression. Te fruit is supported by the very finest powdery tannins, but with considerable extract, structure and presence, but is is no way overbearing. The acidity is harmoniously integrated, and the wine carries to a sustained finish of richness. This is a beautifully harmonious and multi-dimensional and complex detailed Syrah of great beauty, finesse and fragrance. Match with the best lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 10-15 years. 100% Syrah, predominantly MS clone from 20 y.o. vines in the Gimblett Gravels with the inclusion of a small amount of new clone material from hillside plantings behind the winery on Roys Hill (officially not part of the Gimblett Gravels). Fruit all hand-picked, foot-stomped and fermented with 30% whole bunches on average (some lots 100%), adding Viognier skins to 13.0% alc., the wine spending on average 30 days on skins, and aged 15 months in predominantly new French oak barriques and a portion in 5,000 L oak ovals. 20.0/20 Oct 2018 RRP $140.00
HOMAGE 2016 YVONNE LORKIN REVIEW
Trinity Hill Homage Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016 $140
Inhale. Exhale. For starters, an ‘Homage’ is not made unless the grapes have been blessed by the weather gods and carefully coaxed through the season and into the bottle by fairies, Care Bears and My Little Ponies. This is the 10th release of what’s now considered a “Super Classic”, by the Gandalf of NZ Wine Critics, Michael Cooper, and I’d back him on a One Wine To Rule Them All quest any day. 100% syrah harvested from the Gimblett Gravels and Roys Hill has created a wine scented with red rose, pink peppercorns, charred cedar soaked in caramel, dark berries and hedgerow fruits. The mouthfeel is silky, seductive and the gripping tannins add complexity to the density and weight of this powerfully built wine.
Sip with: venison carpaccio
Shining Stars at San Francisco Wine Competition November 2018
Trinity Hill Hawke's Bay Syrah, 2016
Trinity HIll Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay, 2016.
Gold at International Wine Challenge IWC November 2018
5 Star Homage 2016 strikes again! Sam Kim Wine Orbit.
A stunning beauty, it is powerful, graceful and alluring. The inviting bouquet shows perfumed notes of blackberry, raspberry, thyme, cedar, olive and violet, leading to a concentrated palate that is wonderfully weighted and seamlessly flowing. The wine displays outstanding fruit purity combined with stylish complexity, superbly framed by loads of fine polished tannins. Grapes were sourced from estate vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels district. At its best: 2022 to 2032. $140.00. www.trinityhill.com. Oct 2018.
HOMAGE BOB CAMPBELL AND HUON HOOKE
(Re taste) Tasted before release nearly six months ago, this big, intense syrah has not had a chance to evolve in that time, although it clearly shows great potential for bottle development. A dense, blockbuser of a wine that's jam-packed with ripe berry, dried fruits and subtle spice flavours. A firmly-structured red for the cellar 25 Jan 2019 cellar 2019–2026 97/100 5/5
Bob Campbell. The Real Review.
Deep red/purple colour, clean and fragrant to sniff, elegantly-framed and stylish. The wine is finely-structured and intense, tight and stylish, the balance is gorgeous. Beautiful flavours and lots of power, the tannins abundant and supple, long and compact. A fine array of spice aromas. Superb wine. 24 Jan 20192019–2039
Deep red/purple colour with a white pepper and mixed spice bouquet. It's intense and penetrating in the mouth, with great elegance and refinement, intensity and tremendous length. It's only medium-bodied but is an impressive wine in a spicy, elegant, cool-climate style. 22 Jan 2019
The Real Review