Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Tempranillo 2018

Trinity Hill Tempranillo

Fairly rare to find a New Zealand Tempranillo, the grape that made its name in Rioja wines – but here, from the great red wine district of Gimblett Gravels, is this vivid, inky bruiser, with a compelling blackcurrant and bramble aroma. Framed in vanilla cedar; a complex palate crunches into plums and redcurrants, backed with sweet coconut ice and poached tamarillos. Deep and ripe, textured, with supple tannins and a zinging acidity. Red liquorice, dark chocolate with nutmeg and cloves on the long, drying finish. More to come from this, I suspect, if cellared for a few years – softening and developing.

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