Church Road Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Gold, scored 95 points
Full Bodied Red Wine
Sustainable wine growing
Cassis, dark berry fruits, leather, plums
These tend to be blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec, so the same foods that match the individual varieties also work here. These tend to be robust wines for robust food flavours. Try with the Sunday roast, burger and ribs, lamb, steak, sausages, chicken or game. Great with pizza and tomato-based pasta dishes. Take to a pot-luck dinner or a BBQ with good friends. With vegetarian menus, look for savoury flavours like mushroom, beetroot, aubergine, tomato and red wine sauces, olives, braised celery and onion-based dishes. Pair this hard or aged cheese like cheddar, gouda and pecorino.