EARLY REVIEWS - HOMAGE 2018 SCREWCAP
HOMAGE 2018 PRE-RELEASE REVIEWS
‘The release of Homage is a big deal in New Zealand each year, this time round even more so. It’s the first time Homage has been sealed with a screwcap and I personally feel the wine tastes significantly fresher for it, even at this early stage in its life.’
Is this the best Homage yet from Trinity Hill?
I think so, hands down. Love its ripe style and clean fresh vivacious personality which says: drink me now but if you can hold out, cellar me for a decade or more.”
18/20 POINTS Richard Hemming/Jancis Robinson
‘Tasted blind. Lovely combination of meat, violet and stemmy complexity on the nose. Gets the fruit power of Syrah just right too: brambles and plums. Charred meat on the finish. Fine, chalky tannin. A great example, where canny winemaking has added extra complexity without compromising the integrity of the fruit. A classic. (RH) Drink 2021 – 2033 18/20’
Richard Hemming for Jancis Robinson MW February 2020
97/100 Cameron Douglas Wine Reviews June 2020
‘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.’ June 2020
5 Stars, Gold Ribbon. 1st Syrah out of 43 Bob Campbell
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....
23 June 2020
2018 Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection
Andrew Caillard, MW
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.