2018 Church Block

Cellar Door
$22.00
Bell Ringers
$19.80
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz
Merlot
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2035

Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (Est 1854) across the road from Wirra Wirra’s century old ironstone cellars. Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an Australian favourite.

Colour

Inky scarlet with a deep plum core.

Bouquet

A combination of dense blackcurrant and dark plum fruits, lifted spice and cedar, underwritten with peaty, leafy and earthy notes.

Palate

Juicy dark berries and stone fruits are held in a firm grip of youthful, ripe tannin. Medium to full bodied, the palate is fruit laden and generous, finishing with savoury character and stylish freshness.

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Professional Reviews

It’s chocolate time! And smooth milk chocolate at that, with subtle floral perfume, black plum, blackcurrant and a sweet aniseed top note with a little cedar oak in support. It’s fleshy and evenly weighted, silky fine grained tannin, maybe some juicy raspberry too, and a finish that’s pretty long and well defined. This will be so well received, it’s hard to imagine a single utterance of negative comment. Beauty.

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 92

The 2018 breakdown is 51% cabernet sauvignon, 38% shiraz and 11% merlot. - all from a very good vintage. This is a Bryan Brown wine: rambunctious but carelessly stylish. Plush, assertive and with quintessentially Australian ripe fruit, it is well worth 93/100 - a high mark for a sub $25 wine.

Winsor Dobbin, On The Road Again 93

A very composed, complete wine in all respects with a wealth of blue and red-berry aromas, lightly spicy notes and some cedary oak. The palate is nicely balanced and has attractive, fine tannins, bathed in ripe blueberry, cassis and plum flavors. Drink now.

Nick Stock, The Real Review 92

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