Church Road TOM Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020
A complex, dense wine with a core of dark berry fruit and plum, lifted by top notes of rosewood, cedar, lavender and vanilla. Beneath this a savoury dark earthy complexity and a thread of graphite and iron brings a more serious, brooding undertone to the wine. On the palate the wine is full bodied yet focused, with the fruit weight balanced by gentle acidity and a long, firm tannin structure. A wine of restrained power and great depth which will reward long term cellaring until 2030 – 2045.
"Made only in exceptional vintages, Our TOM wines are dedicated to the memory of Tom McDonald, a visionary Hawke’s Bay winemaker who was one of the most influential pioneers of New Zealand’s quality focussed wine renaissance. 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