Church Road Grand Reserve is only ever made in exceptional vintages, so it's understandably a big show stopper by nature. It has enjoyed a somewhat legendary success in wine shows, with a trophy cabinet that is literally bursting at the seams. So, when a 'text book' vintage like 2019 comes round, we all wait, hoping the Grand Reserve will return...Today, that wait is over...and my goodness, she's Grand in every way!

With Two Trophies and Three Gold Medals already, this new vintage release is a must have for any Grand Reserve or serious Chardonnay collector. We certainly can't recall a vintage any better than this one, and it has all the hallmarks to be a seriously cellar worthy wine.

Made from hand-picked fruit from selected low yielding vineyards identified for their power, depth and concentration of flavour. The wines are made in small batches, using traditional techniques. Whole bunch pressed to French Oak barrels for wild fermentation and eleven months elevage. The aim is to emphasize the pristine fruit but add complexity through texture and structure. They have certainly ticked all the boxes on this one!

Everything about this wine is a balance of power and elegance. It's a fruit forward wine, but everything else is dialled up to maximum levels too, similar to a Californian chardonnay. But, for every generosity - be it fruit or creaminess, there is an opposite salinity or freshness, that provides a near flawless balance that is usually only available at three or four times the price of this humble $30 dollar bargain!

Tantalising vanilla and baguette, ripe stone-fruit, a touch of pineapple and toasty oak influences waft from the glass. Gorgeously creamy on the palate with generous brulee, cobbler and caramel fruit sweetness, balanced with that classic Hawke's Bay mineral salinity, and a fresh mouth watering acidity that provides a long lingering finish.
This is world-class Chardonnay, from a legendary label ... buy as much as you can afford, and pop some away so you can watch the magic unfold!

Don't miss out on this exemplary Chardonnay experience, at our limited time offer of just $29.99. Previous vintages have been good...great even. But this 2019 is most certainly GRAND!

2019 Church Road Grand Reserve Chardonnay

The legend returns with another outstanding release in 2019, only produced in exceptional vintages.

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Further Information

Brand Church Road
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand

Description

A very ripe and "Californian style" of Chardonnay, everything about Church Road Grand Reserve is turned up to 11. A beautiful vanilla-scented bouquet bursting with stonefruits, toasty oak and pineapple, the palate is a luxurious parade of creamy and nutty flavours building towards a mouth-watering finish. Not a hair out of place in this 2019 vintage, the elegant, savoury, biscuity notes elevate it to a level we haven't seen before. Enjoy in its youth or cellar through 2025.

Smells

Tantalising vanilla bean and freshly baked bread crust, with peach, nectarine, pineapple and toasty French oak.

Tastes

Gorgeously creamy with hints of creme brulee, caramel and peach cobbler, there is a lovely saline, mineral note to keep all the decadence at bay, a fresh acid line carrying a long, nuanced finish. A sensational Church Road Grand Reserve that is as good or better than anything they've ever made - serve this iconic wine with good food and good company between now and 2025.

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1 Customer Review

I was disappointed in this wine. To me more like a $20 bottle of wine.

16th June 2021 | Blair Walker