Trinity Hill Thomson’s Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

January 19, 2023By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Thomson’s Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $120 Soothing, stylish and stacked with dark berries, exotic spices, smoky notes and stitched together with graphite-dusted goodness. Grown on the steep slopes of Roys Hill, overlooking the Gimblett Gravels sub-region, this single vineyard syrah is fresh and finely tuned and the tannins have the perfect amount … Read More

I review the 2020 Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Chardonnay Selection

January 5, 2023By Yvonne

I review the 2020 Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Chardonnay Selection. Twelve wines whittled down from dozens submitted that were judged by Cameron Douglas MS to reflect the absolute finest examples created from the 2020 vintage from the Hawke’s Bay region. I love that there’s a healthy sub-regional spread in terms of where they were grown and … 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

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2021

October 31, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2021 $39 Ok, so looking at the 2019, 2020 and 2021 examples, of Trinity Hill’s chardonnay I think, “what have they been feeding the winemakers?” Because there’s something seriously deliciously evil going on. Especially in this vintage. Is it the popcorn drizzled with grapefruit curd? The roast peach and baked … Read More

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett 2021

October 20, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett 2021 $40 The way that winemakers Warren Gibson and Damien Fischer have evolved this blend over the last decade or so has been super-exciting to see, particularly as the proportion of cabernet franc is now sitting at 50%. The remainder of the blend consists of cabernet sauvignon and petit … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021

July 8, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2021 $24 The team at Trinity were clearly having an excellent time in 2021 with chardonnay at all levels just roaring out of the gate with flavour and personality. This vintage erupts with peachy punch and citrus complexity, ferociously fresh acidity, a deliciously defined, creamy mid-palate, a toasty lacing of … Read More

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021

June 28, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill The Trinity Hawke’s Bay Red Blend 2021 $24.99 This saucy blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot is inky and magenta-black as it pours. Then sink your schnozz deep into the glass, and inhale like the life of your lungs depends on it. It is SO delicious! Perfumed with bay … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

March 17, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $24.99 Clearly the syrah gods were shining on Trinity hill during the 2020 summer because this syrah is an absolute stunner. That they’ve managed to cram in so much character for under $25 is a phenomenal feat. The aromas display an exhaustive array of peppercorn, dark, exotic florals, damson … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

 Paired with: Fennel Pear and Walnut Salad Annabel Langbein in NZ Herald 12.03.2022 Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 You know how when you Google a recipe and you click on it and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll until finally you finally get to the ingredients and method and you … Read More