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CHURCH ROAD GRAND RESERVE SYRAH 2019

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Number 1 Cuisine NZ Syrah Tasting 2022

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  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Syrah

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Number 1 Cuisine NZ Syrah Tasting 2022

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Double Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
Gold Medal & 95/100 – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022


Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Church Road Grand Reserve wines are produced only in exceptional vintages. The very best low-cropping vineyard blocks are targeted for selective hand-harvesting to yield wines with the greatest possible flavour, depth and concentration. In the winery these wines are made using small batch, traditional winemaking techniques that emphasise texture, structure and subtle complexity, while still letting the fruit shine through.

A core of dark plum and red and black berry fruits are overlaid with classic Hawkes Bay Syrah perfume suggestive of violets and exotic warm spice. Subtle oak brings a complexity and texture, imparting notes of vanilla, roasted cacao and a hint of smoky charcuterie. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and fine textured with a gentle, silky tannin structure and balanced acidity bringing length and freshness. Well matched to a wide range of full flavoured game and red meat dishes."


Judges Comments IWSC 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Delectably stylish with a divine velvety texture and the superb flavours of juicy black cherries, soft plum, succulent liquorice, black pepper and a lingering kiss of oak. The finish is smooth and gorgeously long with a delightfully sticky twist."


5 Stars & Number 1 Cuisine NZ Syrah Tasting, June 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Church Road Grand Reserve wines are not single vineyard wines. This means that the grapes can be picked from select parcels across the best vineyards in Hawke’s Bay. The quality of these wines is such that at Church Road they are affectionately referred to as ‘Baby Tom’, which is high praise indeed, especially when available at a fraction of the price of the illustrious Tom itself.

It is described by our judges as gorgeous, bright and youthful with soft cherry and dark spice aromas on the nose and through into the palate. The oak has been beautifully integrated with subtle spice flavours against well-handled fruit. Fleshy yet silky, this is an expertly crafted elegant and nuanced syrah that will keep delivering for some time. A quiet yet powerful example of New Zealand syrah." 


Reviews for previous vintages below…


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Full of potential, the 2018 vintage is a deeply coloured, finely structured red, estate-grown principally in the Redstone Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle, but also in the Gimblett Gravels, and matured for 20 months in French and Hungarian oak barrels (33 per cent new). Mouthfilling, concentrated and complex, it has deep, ripe plum, spice and black-pepper flavours, fresh acidity, and fairly firm tannins. Best drinking 2023+."


5 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, July 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Church Road’s Grande Reserve Syrah 2017 is produced from grapes grown in the Gimblett Gravels subregion. Moderately dense, generously proportioned syrah with plum, dark berry, pepper, spice and subtle smoky oak flavours. Slightly less concentrated than Church Road’s flagship syrah but very impressive, especially when you consider vintage challenges."


Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Church Road Grand Reserve wines are produced only in exceptional vintages. The very best low-cropping vineyard blocks are targeted for selective hand-harvesting to yield wines with the greatest possible flavour, depth and concentration. In the winery these wines are made using small batch, traditional winemaking techniques that emphasise texture, structure and subtle complexity, while still letting the fruit shine through.

On the nose, a core of dark berry fruit is overlaid with fragrant violet, rose, exotic spice and hints of cracked pepper whilst subtle, savoury oak adds complexity and a chocolate like richness. The palate is full but finely structured with excellent persistence and focus coming from balanced acidity and ripe tannins."

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