Church Road Chardonnay 2016 Hawke's Bay
Bold and forward bouquet showing off aromas of ripe peaches and oak, a mild toasty layer and a touch of lees. On the palate - creamy, fruity, moderate oak flavours and dry on the finish; Medium+ weight, easy acidity and not too oaky; a reliable, balanced and well made wine ready to enjoy today and through 2019.
Church Road Syrah 2015 Hawke's Bay
Bold bouquet of Syrah with aromas of dark red berry fruits and brown oak spices, a light dried herb note and a hint of mint. On the palate - fresh, fruity, dry and loaded with flavour - red berries, plum and red pepper corn, the dried herb note returns as does the oak and spice, finer tannins, medium+ acidity, balanced and well made in a drink soon-ish style. Best from 2017 through 2022.
Church Road Rose 2016 Hawke's Bay
A rose with decent colours of raspberry red and pink - aromas and flavours of strawberries and red currants, some sweet candy, medium+ acidity, weight and a juicy, fleshy finish with a little sweetness thrown in for good measure. Drink now and enjoy - best from nnow and through 2018.