Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2009 $120 

It only took two or three sips for me to declare to my husband that when I die he’d better bury me with a bottle of this wine in my coffin – or there’ll be trouble. The Homage is only made when the fruit is exceptional and the 2009 is nothing short of perfection.  A drop of viognier (2%) adds lift to the aromas of cherry, blackberry and Christmas pudding spices.  In the mouth it has depth, grace and poise, with peppery warmth, plump, plush tannins and a concentrated, multi-layered, smoky finish.

Trinity Hill Homage Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2009