2014 Church Block
- Cellar Door
- Bell Ringers
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- McLaren Vale
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Drinking Window
- 2016 - 2026
- Gold Medal
- Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada Wine Competition
- Silver Medal
- Sydney Royal Wine Show
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.
Deep plum with vivid red hues.
Fragrant cassis and dark plum with a cabernet leafy note. The dark fruits are complexed with chocolate, tobacco and cedar notes.
Rich red and black fruits fill the mouth. Raspberry, red currant and plum fruits are balanced with fine sandy tannins and cedar oak. This medium to full bodied wine has a lovely balance and style in true Church Block character.
- Food Pairing
Beef, mushroom and red wine pie.
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A much-loved South Aussie red, this is notably cabernet dominant (51 per cent) followed by 31 per cent shiraz and 12 per cent merlot, a modern expression of “claret” that hangs on to a leafy, herbal note to start, then shows dark fruits with a chewy black olive savoury line for good table compatibility. Great value and worth stashing a few away for a few years.
This sits in an excellent place. In terms of widely-available reds, this takes some beating on the value front. It tastes of blackcurrant and choc-chip with dusty notes to the finish. Mid-palate is juicy and jubey, in a seriously drinkable way, but the finish is neat and refined.
Beautifully fragrant and elegant, in a restrained lunchtime claret style, confidently cabernet led with structure and fine-boned definition, fleshed out subtly with shiraz. Rose petal lift introduces a red and blackcurrant palate with cedar notes and elegant persistence.
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