Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Chardonnay (2020)

The winery's flagship 'black label' Chardonnay is typically intense and finely structured. The 2020 vintage (5*) is delicious in its youth. A rich, very harmonious wine, it was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak puncheons (60 per cent new), barrel-matured for a year, and then lees-aged in tanks for seven months before bottling. Fragrant, with a toasty, slightly smoky bouquet, it is weighty and complex, with concentrated, ripe stonefruit flavours, showing excellent delicacy and depth, finely balanced acidity and a long, rounded finish. Best drinking 2023+. $40


Type: White Wines
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed February 2022

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