Trinity Hill

Homage Syrah

9.32 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Syrah
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Dense and concentrated - this wine needs years and I erred in not decanting it not giving much on the nose initially. With time and vigorous swirling aromas of Violets Liquorice Lavender Peppercorns and uncooked Bacon always with the minerality of the vineyard - the Gimblett Gravels. On the palate powerful latent flavours with so much more to give. Generally recognised as probably the best Syrah in New Zealand and if not certainly in the conversation with Craggy Range. Listed in the 1001 Wines. Very difficult to source in Australia and I ended up visiting them in January 2017 in Hawkes Bay and getting on the mailing list. 94 points now but in 3 to 5 years 97 or 98. World class Syrah without doubt.

Dense and concentrated - this wine needs years and I erred in not decanting it not giving much on the nose initially. With time and vigorous swirling aromas of Violets Liquorice Lavender Peppercorns and uncooked Bacon always with the minerality of the vineyard - the Gimblett Gravels. On the palate powerful latent flavours with so much more to give. Generally recognised as probably the best Syrah in New Zealand and if not certainly in the conversation with Craggy Range. Listed in the 1001 Wines. Very difficult to source in Australia and I ended up visiting them in January 2017 in Hawkes Bay and getting on the mailing list. 94 points now but in 3 to 5 years 97 or 98. World class Syrah without doubt.

Mar 2nd, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose, crack pepper, blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, blueberries & violets. On the palate, M+ powdery tannins, black cherries, blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, wood shavings, violets, dry crushed rocks, leather, tarry notes, black cherry cola, black licorice & black pepper. The fruits are certainly better quality/riper in their "Homage." The finish has sticky/meaty tannins, good acidity, nice spice and ripe fruits.

On the nose, crack pepper, blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, blueberries & violets. On the palate, M+ powdery tannins, black cherries, blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, wood shavings, violets, dry crushed rocks, leather, tarry notes, black cherry cola, black licorice & black pepper. The fruits are certainly better quality/riper in their "Homage." The finish has sticky/meaty tannins, good acidity, nice spice and ripe fruits.

Apr 26th, 2017