Church road has been producing this red blend from merlot and cabernet sauvignon since 1990. Advances in viticulture over this time and an association with the highly respected bordeaux producer, domaines cordier, coupled with knowledge of local grape-growing conditions have culminated in exceptional quality gains in recent years. Densely coloured red with a core of dark plum overlaid with the fragrance of violets, cardamom, lavender and cedar, while oak delivers dark chocolate and vanilla undertones. On the palate the wine is full bodied and fleshy with fine grained tannins giving excellent length and structure. While this wine is excellent drinking now, careful cellaring will lead to increased suppleness and complexity. This wine is the ultimate match for savoury game and red meat dishes. If designing a meal to match this wine, think savoury and avoid any overtly sweet sauces. Serve at approximately 18°c.