TRINITY HILL THE GIMBLETT FRANC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT / MALBEC 2014

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TRINITY HILL THE GIMBLETT FRANC / CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT / MALBEC 2014 is available to buy in increments of 1
49% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot & 3% Malbec
Number 2 & 5 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine NZ Bordeaux Blends Tasting, June 2017 (2014 Vintage)
"​Trinity Hill’s expertise with Gimblett Gravels cabernets, merlot and malbec shows with “The Gimblett”. A rare rump steak would match its outstanding balance of blackcurrant fruit and dark chocolatey oak. It’s impressively concentrated, yet not without delicacy, and the succulent, soft, complete palate has big, ripe tannins to underpin good ageing potential."
5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, September 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"Very dark, near impenetrable black-hued red with purple on the rim. The nose is very elegant with tightly bound and refined aromas showing beautiful fruit focus and purity with intense, ripe blackcurrant, blackberry and dark plum layered with fragrant herbs, and pencilly oak suggestions. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly presented with refined and tightly concentrated flavours of blackcurrants, blackberries and plums entwined with floral elements, fragrant herbs and nuances of minerals. The mouthfeel shows finesse, fruit purity and clarity, and flows seamlessly, underlined by fine-grained, flowery tannins and lively, fresh acidity. This has a beautifully fine and stylish proportion with good power and depth, leading to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a tightly bound, refined Cabernets-based blend with fruit clarity, seamless flow and very fine extraction and structure. 10+ years. A blend of 49% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 3% Malbec from the ‘Tin Shed’ and ‘Gimblett Stones’ sites, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine pending up to 4 weeks on skins post ferment and aged 16 months in 35% small French oak barrels."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 Vintage)
"Still very youthful, the 2014 vintage is a concentrated, deliciously ripe and supple Hawke's Bay blend of Cabernet Franc (49 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (39 per cent), Merlot (9 per cent) and Malbec (3 per cent), matured for 16 months in French oak casks (35 per cent new). Dark and fragrant, it is full-bodied, with strong, vibrant blackcurrant/plum flavours, hints of dark chocolate and herbs, well-integrated oak and gentle tannins. Best drinking 2018+."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2014 Vintage)
"Following the magnificent 2013 rendition, this is another brilliant offering under this label. Youthful yet completely harmonious and delectable. Aromas of cassis, dark plum, blueberry and game with nuances of bay leaf, cedar and floral on the nose. The palate is concentrated and intense, but not heavy, and delivers fine texture and awesome fruit purity, beautifully framed by chalky tannins. A wonderful blend of 49% cabernet franc, 39% cabernet sauvignon, 9% merlot and 3% malbec. At its best: now to 2024."


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