Another new Gimblett Gravels wine, by Trinity Hill. This one named after the heritage Syrah clones gifted to Trinity Hill’s founders by French wine legend, the late Gerard Jaboulet. Superb-looking new opulent embossed labels.
An intensely bright but deepest inky purple in the glass; with an inviting nose of plum pudding and a top note of violet flower. An initial lithe and youthful palate packed with spiced blackcurrant is layered with pepper and black doris. Supple tannins frame the firmly concentrated core and drive through to deeper flavours of dark chocolate, cherry fudge and a nibble of liquorice. In the dense and lengthy finish is a hint of something like licking a pencil – a graphite tang, that sits in above the sweetness but amidst the recurring florals.
Something quite French in its style and elegance. It’s tough to drink it so very young; but it is presenting beautifully already, and I bet I’d love this even more if I had one in seven years time!