Church Road Reserve Cabernet Merlot
Church Road's historic vineyards are some of Hawkes Bay?s finest. Their fruit combines with skilful winemaking to produce a sublime blend boasting subtle aromatics and a rich, ripe, elegant palate. Complex and classy.
Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
On the nose, a core of dark berry fruit is overlaid with fragrant violet, rose, exotic spice and hints of cracked pepper whilst subtle, savoury oak adds complexity and a chocolate-like richness.
The palate is full but finely structured with excellent persistence and focus coming from balanced acidity and ripe tannins.
Church Road McDonald Series Cabernet Sauvignon These bottles are from the exceptional 2013 vintage.The fruit for this wine is from Church Road's Redstone Vineyard. The warm meso-climate of this vineyard and its light stony soil creates low crops of concentrated, fully ripe fragrant fruit - producing wines with power, elegance, fragrance and finesse.
Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Church Road McDonald Series Merlot
Displays rich mocca and chocolate characters, some wonderful textures and a suave complexity. The lush, well integrated mouthfeel is underscored by a firm, spicy tannin structure and a long, savoury finish.
Region / Country: Marlborough, New Zealand
Sourced from the Bridge Pa Triangle, renowned for the quality of its Syrah fruit. Fragrant aromatic characters are overlaid with floral-tinged notes of pepper, spice and cedary oak. The palate is a richly seductive wash of plums and berries on a bed of fine-grained tannins.
Exuding opulence, this is a full bodied, seductive style of Hawke’s Bay Syrah. Rich, ripe and fragrant it expresses layers of dark berry and cherry fruit supported by lifted violet perfume, warm exotic spice and notes of dusty cacao, vanilla, smoky charcuterie and a subtle underlying earthiness. On the palate, the wine manages both luxuriousness and elegance with a plushness of texture that is supported by silky tannins, drawing the wine out across the back palate and lending great length to the finish.
Built around a core of beautifully ripe dark berryfruit, plum and black cherry, the wine also displays lifted aromatic notes of violet, lavender, vanilla, cedar and thyme. The palate is full bodied and powerful with a plush richness and weight balanced by gentle acidity and an exceptionally fine grained, ripe tannin structure that lends the wine great presence across the full length of the palate.
An amalgam of rich, ripe, dark fruit is overlaid with beguiling, lifted aromatics including violet, sandalwood and cedar with hints of dried woody herbs. In contrast to these lifted elements, subtle notes of cacao, vanilla and dried currant bring a luxuriousness to the aroma and flavour profile. Structurally the wine leads with beautiful fruit weight and richness across the mid palate, typical of good Hawke’s Bay Merlot.The firm, powdery tannins and excellent structural length of the Cabernet Sauvignon keeps the plushness of the Merlot in check, but the latter retains control. The overall balance between these two elements provides a rounded, seamless feel across the palate and a sense of subtle, lithe power without excessive heaviness.
Crammed full of rich, dark berryfruit the nose is lifted by beautifully perfumed floral aromas, warm exotic spices with subtle complexities of roasted coffee bean and smoky charcuterie. The palate is full bodied and velvety, with lovely line of gentle acidity delivering balance and length.
Merlot blended with Malbec has created a smooth, fruit-driven, medium bodied red. Hints of rich spice combine with generous fruit flavours of ripe berries and plums. Underlying tannin structure and acidity will enable this wine to develop well over the next 4-6 years.
CAPE KIDNAPPERS SYRAH 750ml
100% Te Awanga Syrah with flavours of plum, berries and soft silky tannins supported by spicy oak. A dark and brooding wine that will develop over time but is also great to enjoy now.
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