Trinity Hill The Gimblett 2009, Gimblett Gravels,  Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle

Cost: $35.95 (clearance $25.25)
Grape Variety: 38% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec.
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO VINTAGES
Country: New Zealand
Region: Hawkes Bay
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Trinity Hill Winery
Alcohol: 14%
Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: A nicely balanced, complex wine featuring medium oak, blackberry, blueberry, black & red pepper, pomegranate, mocha, tobacco leaves, arugula, anise, turmeric, tamarind, leather & graphite. Medium+ body with firm tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Well worth the clearance price.

Drink now or over the next 7 years on its own or pair it with tenderloin steak.

Tasted: 19 Dec 12

Score: 9+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (clearance price 9.5/10), Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

LCBO#: 280263