Church Road McDonald Series Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon (2018)

This consistently impressive wine is grown principally in the company's Redstone Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle. The 2018 vintage (4.5*) includes Malbec (10 per cent) and Merlot (3 per cent). Deep and youthful in colour, it is sturdy and supple, with rich blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, hints of herbs and liquorice, and a fragrant, nutty bouquet. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed July 2022

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