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Friday, 21 March 2014

Wirra Wirra Church Block 2012


This release marks the 40th anniversary of the wine bearing the Church Block name. Whilst it may have undergone a few nips and tucks here and there over that period, it delivers against the house blueprint of a wine that: "balances the complexity sought by aficionados, with the approachability desired by those seeking pure drinking pleasure". And that you can have it for $20 is all the more impressive.

Cedar, plum, choc-mint - a dense dark heart with sweeter peripheral aromatics. 

Full bodied with soft/ plush blue and black fruit. Oak and alcohol here provide a slippery, glycerol feel - providing good presence and and an ease with which the wine can be consumed. Tannin is fine gained, overall adding to the generous persistence on offer. A birthday winner, hip hip hooray. 92

Tasted on: Monday 10th March, a Flower Day 
Source: Sample 
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://wirrawirra.com/

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