Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Syrah

When shiraz reaches impeccable flavour and tannin ripeness at a refreshing 12.0% alcohol, the result can be captivating. The cool 2012 season has amplified the aromatics of Trinity Hill’s favourite variety on the Gimblett Gravels, and low impact winemaking has preserved its delicacy and fragrance. A hit of pronounced white pepper and crunchy black plum skin flavours explode with fragrant violet perfume. Acidity is lively and tangy, refreshing and taut, underlain with a finely structured, textural bed of gravelly, mineral tannins. This is benchmark cool season syrah at a bargain price. $30 at Discount Wines.