Church Road McDonald Series Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

This consistently impressive wine is grown principally in the company's Redstone Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle. The 2017 vintage (4.5*), which includes 12 per cent Merlot, is a very age-worthy, harmonious red, matured for 18 months in French (mostly) and Hungarian oak barrels (30 per cent new). Dark and youthful, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, nutty and savoury, excellent complexity, and supple tannins. Best drinking 2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2022

Leave a Reply