Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Merlot

"Seriously stellar, silky and svelte" - Double Trophy & Gold winner!

Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Merlot

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Church Road "1" series - single vineyard, hand crafted, small batch wines of serious class!
  • Trophy Champion Merlot, Trophy Champion Bordeaux NZ Red, Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2019), 5 Stars (Cuisine magazine 2021)
  • 93/100 & Top Rank (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review) - "An elegant, powerful red that is approachable now but shows obvious cellaring potential"
  • Drink now or cellar up to 15 years from vintage
  • 5 in stock

    RRP $150


    Already producers of an incredible line up of wines that most would give an arm and a leg for. We’re talking Church Road’s world class TOM, Grand Reserve, McDonald Series, Gwen and Estate range. They thought, heck, there’s always room for 1 more. Introducing, Church Road 1!

    Single vineyard wines, hand crafted in small batches and all bottles individually numbered. This is the 2016 vintage Merlot using fruit from their Gimblett Gravels vineyard.

    Winner of not “1” but “2” Trophies – Champion Merlot and Champion Bordeaux NZ red at the NZ Int’l Wine Show 2019! The judges said “Seriously stellar, silky and svelte with deep colour, enticing aromas and mouthfilling flavours of chocolate box, plums, red and black berries, mocha and cake spices wrapped in velvet cream and framed with cedar.”

    Good to go now but crafted with the long term in mind too – cellar up to 15 years from vintage.

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    NZ Wine of the Year Awards – Gold
    NZIWS Gold
    NZIWS Trophy
    Cuisine 5 Stars
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