TRINITY HILL Gimblett Gravels Prison Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $120

Deep, dark, intensely fruity, spicy, toasty, earthy, cocoa-crammed and leather-laden, it’s a lovely, muscular example crafted from grapes grown beside the Ngaruroro River on a stony site once destined to be a correctional facility. This 100% cabernet sauvignon absolutely screams tobacco, dark plum, bouquet garni herbs and bitter chocolate. It opens up sexily in the glass and has immense palate structure from its firm yet finely-tuned tannins. Young sure, but shows great promise for the cellar. More please!