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"Champion Syrah & Champion Red Wine" NWWA

Intense blackberry, wild raspberries, red liquorice & hints of savoury spice create a complex wine

Delicious with a wide range of food, particularly red meat dishes, game, or pasta

Trinity Hill Hawke's Bay Syrah 2020

Member rating / 5
$21.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73
Awarded Trophy Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded Top 50
Trinity Hill Hawke's Bay Syrah 2020

Trinity Hill Hawke's Bay Syrah 2020

Member rating / 5
The 2019/2020 growing season in Hawke’s Bay was a warm and dry producing ripe, exuberant, and delicious early drinking Syrah...
$21.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Champion Red Wine

NWWA 2021

Awarded Trophy: Champion Syrah/Shiraz

NWWA 2021

Awarded Gold Medal & 95/100 Points

NWWA 2021

Awarded 94/100 Points

Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, Sep 2021

Awarded Top 50

NWWA 2021

Description

  • French oak
  • Wild raspberries
  • Savoury spices
  • Fruit dominant

"Rich, deep and warming syrah with dark berry, plum, black cracked pepper, dark chocolate and subtle floral, red rose petal flavours. A beautifully-balanced wine that, like a perfectly prepared dish, manages to harmonise acidity, astringency and alcohol sweetness. Approachable now but will develop well with bottle age" Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, Sep 2021

Intense blackberry, wild raspberries, red liquorice, and hints of savoury spice combine to produce a fruit dominant complex wine with a subtle touch of oak spice on the finish. The wine is deliberately released young to emphasize the beautiful perfume and fruit freshness.

The 2019/2020 growing season in Hawke’s Bay was a warm and dry producing ripe, exuberant, and delicious early drinking Syrah.

Each individual vineyard parcel was harvested separately with the majority of batches de-stemmed prior to fermentation. Gentle daily pumping over of the skins during fermentation helped extract a soft, complex structure. Extended maceration on skins following fermentation helped to further integrate and soften the tannins. Following extended aging in stainless steel tanks, and a short time in seasoned French oak, the individual blocks were blended to create the ideal marriage of components.

Food Pairing: This wine can happily be enjoyed by the glass or alternatively with a wide range of food, particularly red meat dishes, game, or pasta.

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

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4 Stars

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A little disappointing, I was expecting better as it has similar ratings to the spanish Almansa Syrahs, which to me are far more appealing, smoother, flavoursome and versatile. Have tried it as a quaffer, and with beef, venison and lamb, fish, vegetarian, chicken and duck but have not found a standout match. We only have Speigelau and Riedel glasses so have given it a good opportunity to shine. Maybe it will age?

Mark - 23/11/2021


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