Church Road Grand Reserve Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Plenty of discussion centred around this wine, mainly to do with its herbal flavours. “They’re there, but they’re ripe cabernet herbals”, noted John Belsham. Coconut and spice, as well as bottle-age flavours come through, but at its centre is some delightful fruit. “It explodes with cabernet charm,” said Jane Boyle.