Formerly known as Church Road’s Reserve range they’ve given the wines a slick, stealth like black label and slapped the word “Grand” in the name. Introducing Church Road Grand Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon!
So that’s the marketing job done, what about the wine? Are they actually Grand? Are they what! These are sheer world class wines, up there with the best you’ll find in Hawke’s Bay. That’s why you’ll only find Church Road wines under this label released in exceptional vintages, from low-cropping vineyard blocks (to ensure more concentrated, ripe flavours), hand-harvested and produced using small batch, traditional techniques.
From the 2019 vintage in Hawke’s Bay this is a dense, dark, bold red full of plummy, spicy flavours – a blend of Merlot (Gimblett Gravels) and Cabernet (from their top Redstone vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle) and aged 20 months in French oak.
A class act start to finish and with plenty of cellaring potential (up to ten years from vintage) there’s good reason to grab a six pack and enjoy them over the years ahead!