Church Road ‘TOM’ Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 18-May-2017
Impenetrable black-red colour with slight purple on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is very firm and tightly composed with concentrated and intense aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and cassis liqueur with iron-earth minerals and an array of intense perfumes. This has primary fruit, freshness and aromatic clarity. Full-bodied, the palate features richness, density, great concentration and beautifully ripened fruit, showing blackberries, black plums, blackcurrants and cassis. The fruit is succulent and luscious with great vitality and freshness. Nuances of Gimblett Gravels iron-earth, pencilly and cedary oak unfold. The structure is very fine-grained, near-soft in texture, refined and with a degree of accessibility, and the wine flows with energy, poise and linearity, carrying to a fine, tight, vibrant and minerally finish. This wine shows Gimblett Gravels personality and the finesse and accessibility of Merlot to perfection. This will evolve over the next 10-15 years. 62% Merlot from the ‘Gimblett’ vineyard and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon from the ‘Redstone’ Bridge Pa vineyard, the Merlot fermented in open top French cuve and the Cabernet Sauvignon in stainless-steel fermenter to 15.0% alc., the Merlot on skins 35 days and Cabernet Sauvignon 30 days, the wine aged 20 months in 74% new French oak barriques. 20.0/20 May 2017 RRP $200.00

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