2017 Original Blend Grenache Shiraz

Cellar Door
$25.00
Bell Ringers
$22.50
Varieties
Grenache
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2030

In 1972, cousins Greg and Roger Trott produced a dry red wine from grapes grown on Greg’s vineyard adjacent to the small Bethany Chapel opposite Wirra Wirra. This blend of grenache and shiraz became the first ‘Church Block’. Taking on advice from friends and mentors, Trott evolved Church Block over the years to its popular signature blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Yet still there were those who bemoaned the loss of the original blend of grenache and shiraz. So at various times over the years, when the planets have aligned, we have re-created the grenache shiraz offering and released it under the imaginatively titled ‘Original Blend’ moniker. With a look and feel harking back to simpler times, this latest release of Original Blend Grenache Shiraz is limited in number, but not imagination.

Colour

Vivid crimson with vibrant deep red hue.

Bouquet

Freshly squeezed cherries and raspberries with rose petals, musk, dry herbs and ginger spice.

Palate

The palate is succulent with rich red fruits including cherry, raspberry and blueberry. The wine has an attractive medium bodied nature, with plush savoury tannins that balance the rich fruits and spice.

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Professional Reviews

Very impressive grenache aromas leading the way with bright raspberries and a gently leafy, herbal thread. The palate has impressive elegance and lightness. Gently tangy, juicy and smooth. A soulful and approachable red. Drink now.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com 92

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