Wirra Wirra Church Block 75cl

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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, consistently offering a smooth, soft red wine that balances the complexity sought by aficionados, with the approachability desired by those seeking pure drinking pleasure.

The selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot is another masterful blend. Matured in 70% French oak and 30% American oak barrels for 18 months, it is rich in fruit to enjoy in its youth, but with the structure to develop for a decade under careful cellaring.
Decanter 2022 Bronze medal, 92 points from James Suckling, Matthew Jukes top 100 wines
Country of Origin
Australia

Allergen Information
Contains Eggs, Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
ABV (%)
14.5
Units
10.9
Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz/Syrah, Merlot, RedGrapeBlend
Tasting Notes
A heady lift of blackcurrant and plum is threaded with notes of cedar, black olive, and dried thyme. A full flavoured palate with delicious ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and dark chocolate with fine tannins. Generous fruits and savoury character come together in a long, even, and balanced palate.
History
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.
Regional Information
Wirra Wirra Vineyards is situated 3.7km from the township of McLaren Vale in the state of South Australia. Originally settled in 1838, McLaren Vale has become one of Australia's most highly regarded and accessible wine regions, just 45 minutes by car from Adelaide, the state capital. Its Mediterranean climate and proximity to the Gulf St. Vincent provides the region with a unique ability to produce consistent, richly complex and long lived wines from classic grape varieties, in particular that powerhouse of the Australian wine industry, shiraz.
Current Vintage
2020
Vinification Details
The fruit is sourced from a selection of premium vineyard sites in McLaren Vale, specially picked for their particular microclimates and resulting styles. Fermentation starts cool, and the temperature rises as the yeasts become more active. The wine is regularly pumped over the grape skins to obtain the desired fruit and flavour extraction, before a gentle pressing. The wine is matured in mainly French oak barrels, resulting in the generous and smooth Church Block signature style.
Producer
Wirra Wirra
Agent
Gonzalez Byass UK Ltd
Winemaker
Emma Wood
Please drink responsibly
Know your limits
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week

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27 December 2023 by 
Disappointed

We have had taster wines at £7 very thin and no real body

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12 November 2023 by 
over oaked

great if you like saw dust taste

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23 April 2023 by 
Seems like you love it or hate it!

Personally enjoyed this, as did my husband. Smooth and rather nice I thought.

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30 April 2022 by 
very disappointing

I agree with the other poor reviews, decidedly average, harsh, very disappointing

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07 November 2021 by 
Disgusting

Not often I pour wine down the plug hole...but this wine was nasty. Sharp, heavy, chemically and strong tanin flavour. Tasted like cheap nasty plonk.

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09 December 2019 by 
Fabulous wine

This a lovely, smooth and bodied wine with a rich but not over powerful flavour. Perfect accompaniment to a Sunday roast.

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