Church Road ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet 1998

Merlot from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Nov-2013
This is a wine of power, density and robustness. Black-red in colour, fulsome, ripe black fruits, initially earthy and rustic, gradually unfolds complexing finesse with detailed fruit and sweet oak, along with subtle game and secondary layers. There’s no denying the tough, blocky tannin structure, and the gutsy mouthfeel, but the wine grows to become quite complete. This continues improving as it breathes. 18.5/20 Nov 2013

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