2011 Wirra Wirra Church Block Red
McLaren Vale, South Australia


92 JH; 88 WA

2011 Wirra Wirra Church Block Red

$18.99


$17.09
as part of a mixed case.



Sorry, sold out. '12 ETA pending.


Winemaker's Notes
"Deep plum in colour with vivid red hues. Fragrant aromatics displaying cassis, plum and raspberry fruits with subtle leaf, dried herb and clove spice complexities. The palate displays succulent black and blue fruits including blackberry, plum and mulberry. The rich juicy fruits are supported by fine sandy tannins and cedary oak delivering a wine with great depth and balance."

Technical Notes
"47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Shiraz, 9% Merlot. Wine was matured in oak barrels, ranging from new to 4 year oak. Of the final blend, approximately 10 - 15% of the wine was matured in new oak, with the majority of it being French and a small proportion of American oak. Drink through 2017. 14.5% alc."
James Halliday
"92 pts ... The hue is good, although not particularly deep; yet another wine to challenge the vintage, with quite luscious, sweet berry fruits, and no herbal/green/mint notes whatsoever."

Wine Advocate
"88 pts ... A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot, the 2011 Church Block is medium garnet-purple colored and shows lovely blackcurrant, crushed blueberry and mulberry notes on the nose alongside hints of violets and cinnamon toast. Medium to full-bodied with just enough mid-palate fruit, crisp acid and a medium level of fine tannins, it finishes long. Drink it now to 2016+."

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