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THE TRINITY RED BLEND 2018 Hawke's Bay, North Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TRINITY HILL
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Intense, fairly complex, slightly spicy, sandalwood-tinged, gently cedary, ripe plum-cherry purée nose. Dry, medium bodied, spicy, very faintly herbal, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, firm, slightly herb-tinged finish. This NEW 2018 blend accounts for the new flavour profile - 32% Merlot (down from 55%), 30% Cabernet Franc (up from 13%), 28% Cabernet Sauvignon (was 12%), 4% Malbec (was 11%) and 6% Petit Verdot (new). It has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot numbers 819272 and 11/12/2019 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. CSPC 551630
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country New Zealand
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Bright, Ripe, Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is beautifully composed and expressed, showing blackcurrant, mixed berry compote, violet and cedar characters with a hint of tobacco complexity. It's succulent, plump and flavoursome on the palate, delivering excellent weight and silky mouthfeel, leading to a lengthy flavoursome finish. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. At its best: now to 2024. Score - 92 (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, March 2020) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 27, 2021
Cases bought 113 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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