Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2022

November 3, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2022 $39.99 Bright pineapple and luscious baked nectarine, grilled grapefruit and roast almond aromas and those core elements wash across the palate as well. Bright and juicy and roaring with peachy complexity. The textures in this wine are beautifully balanced, zippy-fresh and crunchy, adding extra oomph to its already powerful … Read More

Pask Gimblett Gravels Declaration Chardonnay 2020

July 4, 2023By Yvonne

Pask Gimblett Gravels Declaration Chardonnay 2020 $40 Paired with: Annabel Langbein’s Leeks with Honey Mustard dressing in the NZ Herald Sat July 8th 2023 Now you may ask, why would I drop fourty dollars on something that I’m only going to sip with some dressed leeks? And I would answer that these aren’t just any … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2021

May 29, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2021 $39 2021 was a sensational year for Gimblett Gravels syrah due to it being cool, even and dry. Remember dry summers? Ah the memories. Each sniff erupts with classic florals and defined blueberry and black pepper notes which provide a ladder climbing down to a spice-saturated palate edged with … Read More

Elephant Hill Stone Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019

May 13, 2023By Yvonne

Elephant Hill Stone Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2019 $60 Deep, richly structured Merlot sourced from the Gimblett Gravels has had a floral boost from a splash of 8% cabernet franc sourced from the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region, and the result is an absolutely plush and perfectly balanced, refreshing red wine stacked with classic damson plum, dark … Read More

Decibel Wines Gimblett Gravels Testify Red Blend 2019

May 13, 2023By Yvonne

Decibel Wines Gimblett Gravels Testify Red Blend 2019 $56 Testify is the flagship red from Dan Brennan at Decibel and this vintage, from one of the holy trinity of Hawke’s Bay harvests (2019, 2020 & 2021) is a stonkingly good, certified organic blend of 60% malbec and 40% merlot which roars with spiced berry energy, … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier 2020

April 20, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier 2020 $39 A blend of 92% marsanne with a splishy splash of 8% viognier has been fermented and aged in barrels for 17 months before bottling and the result is a generously dry (14%alc) wine loaded with lemony complexity, green apple goodness and a mineral-stacked spine. Refreshing and cleansing, … Read More

Unison Wines And Relax Gimblett Gravels Red 2022

March 8, 2023By Yvonne

Unison Wines And Relax Gimblett Gravels Red 2022 $22 It’s a totally new take on Gimblett Gravels syrah in that it’s light, bright, super-approachable, juicy and dangerously easy to drink. Not overtly peppery or muscular like what you’d expect from Gimblett Gravels syrah, instead it’s designed to also work well chilled. Yep – chilled! So … Read More

Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

January 17, 2023By Yvonne

Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $45 Hailing from one of Hawke’s Bay’s ‘holy trinity’ of vintages (2019, 2020, 2021), the name Elspeth was given, years ago, to their flagship wines, after the owner/winemaker of the time Tim Preston’s grandmother, Elspeth Preston. Only released when the fruit is fantastic, this cabernet sauvignon would … Read More

Trinity Hill ‘125 Gimblett’ Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill ‘125 Gimblett’ Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020 $80 Golden in the glass and scented with smoky French oak, scorched cashew and brazil nut notes, grilled grapefruit and hints of baked apricot and citrus complexity, this chardonnay is ultra-enticing from the first sniff. Plus delicious depth and mineral layers coexist with a creamy, citrus-centric core, … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2021

December 15, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2021 $39.99 Trinity Hill first bottled tempranillo back in 2002, from a single barrel, making just 25 dozen bottles. They were one of the first wineries in New Zealand to leap into tempranillo and since then they’ve become an absolute force for good. Especially when it’s from one of Hawke’s … Read More