Church Road McDonald Series Merlot 750mL

Church Road

McDonald Series Merlot 750mL

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Church Road is one of the oldest wineries in New Zealand. Led by legendary winemaker Tom McDonald, they were one of the first to craft exceptional Bordeaux-style red wine in Hawke’s Bay. Today, they still maintain Tom’s vision of quality and craft in all the wines they make. Church Road’s commitment to centuries-old winemaking techniques using French oak wine vats and French oak barriques remains undiminished. The winery is celebrating Tom McDonald’s vision and legacy with the Church Road McDonald Series, complex, textural wines that are a fitting tribute to a legend whose influence is still felt today.

This is a serious, multidimensional Merlot. The heart of this wine is its dense, brooding plum and dark berry fruit. This is complimented by lifted aromas reminiscent of roses, cedar, sandalwood and warm spice, while the oak delivers underlying dark chocolate and savoury notes. The palate is rich, weighty and long driven by a firm yet fine-grained tannin structure.

  • Alcohol Content
  • Cellaring
    Medium term cellaring (up to 7 years)
  • Closure
    Screw cap
  • Packaging
  • Standard Drinks
  • Origin
    New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
  • Style
    Rich & Robust Reds
  • Product Code


  • by Eliza, on August 04, 2018

    More than you would expect to get out of a typical Merlot. Great fruit flavours with hints of chocolate and savoury spice. Very complex and great drinking!