TRINITY HILL Syrah Homage, Gimblett Gravels (Shiraz) 2015 Bottle (los)
Red Still Wine | New Zealand | North, Hawkes Bay | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Country: New Zealand
Region: North, Hawkes Bay
Wine Style: Full Bodied
A wonderful expression of Syrah from the renowned Gimblett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay, 'Homage' was first produced in 2002 and is made only in the best years. 'Homage' pays tribute to one of the Rhone Valley's most iconic figures, the late Gerard Jaboulet. Gerard took Trinity Hill founder John Hancock under his wing in 1996 when he worked in the Jaboulet family wine cellars in Tain L'Hermitage. As a mark of gratitude for John's hard work, Gerard gave Trinity Hill cuttings of Syrah from his famed La Chapelle vineyard in Hermitage and Viognier from Les Jumelles in Cote Rotie. From these cuttings 'Homage' was born, a pure expression of Gimblett Gravels Syrah inspired by the Cote Rotie. Trinity Hill have just released the 2015 vintage of their flagship wine 'Homage' to critical acclaim and I have managed to secure a ridiculously small allocation. James Suckling - 99 points - "New Zealand's age of classic refinement. Quite possibly the greatest expression of syrah that New Zealand has produced to date."