2014 Church Block

Cellar Door
$22.00
Bell Ringers
$19.80
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz
Merlot
Vintage
2014
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2016 - 2026

Awards

Title
Gold Medal
Year
2016
Event
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada Wine Competition
Title
Silver Medal
Year
2016
Event
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.

Colour

Deep plum with vivid red hues.

Bouquet

Fragrant cassis and dark plum with a cabernet leafy note. The dark fruits are complexed with chocolate, tobacco and cedar notes.

Palate

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.

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Professional Reviews

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.

Tony Love The Advertiser, Top 100 Wines 92

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.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2017 91

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.

Tyson Stelzer Wine Business Magazine 92

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