Wirra Wirra Church Block McLaren Vale Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

Paul Smith clearly said his prayers for the perfect vintage for the fortieth release of Church Block, and the good Lord certainly delivered! Disciples of this fabled label will fondly recall the precision of 2004, the concentration of 1990 and the savoury appeal of 1987 and 1989. 2010 encapsulates all there is to love about this blend: density of black fruits, light-footed elegance, vibrant, lively, cabernet-led fruit lift, lingering violet perfume and finely textured tannins. At $14 at 1st Choice and Dan’s, there are very few reds more holy than this.

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