Church Road TOM Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019
A core of dark berry fruit and plum is lifted by top notes of rosewood, cedar and violet with a cooler fragrant hint of cardamom. A savory dark earthy complexity and a thread of graphite brings a more serious, brooding undertone to the wine. On the palate the is wine is medium/full bodied with gentle mid palate flesh, finishing with a long fine, supple tannin structure. This is a dense yet elegant wine with great depth which will reward long term cellaring 2029-2044.
"Dedicated to Tom McDonald, Patriarch of Church Road and pioneer of Hawke's Bay's quality focused winemaking renascence. TOM is only made in the exceptional vintages. Simply put, these are our best wines. No effort is spared. They represent the culmination of the collective experience and understanding of our team past and present, applied to some of the best parcels of winegrowing land in Hawke's Bay."
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker