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Vintage after vintage, Wirra Wirra's Church Block is one of those rare wines that can be guaranteed to deliver both quality and value for money. That's certainly the case with the lip-smackingly good new 2016 release, a blend of McLaren Vale cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Church Block was the first wine released by the late Greg Trott under the Wirra Wirra label, back in 1972. Today it maintains its reputation as a big softy; a wine with plenty of flavour and power but equally easy to drink. Matured in French and American oak, it is nonetheless fruit driven; enjoyable in its youth but with the structure to mature over the years. Terrific buying at $22.
    Winsor Dobbin, Winsor's Choice


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Deep plum with a scarlet edge. Defined by fragrant red and black cabernet fruits with rich plums, surrounded by leaf and polished leather. Bright red and black fruits are framed by fine sandy tannins and fresh cedar. The wine displays a lovely brightness and generosity of fruit that is the hallmark of McLaren Vale, with the supporting tannin structure to reward medium-term ageing.


“This latest vintage of the McLaren Vale winery’s best-known and sough-after label reveals another step up in quality. Winemaker Paul Smith’s judicious blending of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot is in near-perfect balance, its flavours both generous and subtle.”     John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph

    Bright and effusive. It very much embodies what the region does well with a strong core of raspberries and red plums. Silky easygoing tannins, too. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Screw cap. Drink now.     Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com     92 points

 Church Block smelling mighty fine, for all its intoxicating mix of Cabernet and Shiraz (plus a dollop of Merlot for good measure). It carries the plummy/damson/Mulberry signature with a generous carry of chocolate and damp earth. Simply good to go now, the fruit well pitched with a fine rub of tannin. Mere suggestion of oak lends middle-weight support, delivering a wine that successfully straddles both generosity and substance. Consistently a cracking release, the 2016 no exception.     Stuart Robinson, The Vinsomniac

 Vintage after vintage, Wirra Wirra's Church Block is one of those rare wines that can be guaranteed to deliver both quality and value for money. That's certainly the case with the lip-smackingly good new 2016 release, a blend of McLaren Vale cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Church Block was the first wine released by the late Greg Trott under the Wirra Wirra label, back in 1972. Today it maintains its reputation as a big softy; a wine with plenty of flavour and power but equally easy to drink. Matured in French and American oak, it is nonetheless fruit driven; enjoyable in its youth but with the structure to mature over the years. Terrific buying at $22.
    Winsor Dobbin, Winsor's Choice


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