Wine Of The Week AU

wirra-wirra-church-block-2014Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2014, McLaren Vale, AUD $20-$22

Fruit leads the way here, with sweet blackberry and briary aromas plus some subtle banana-like nuances. It’s full-bodied and supple with ripe tannins and appealing after-grip. A deep, fleshy wine of real charm and appeal, well designed as a drink-now or short-term cellaring red. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: Drink now to 12 years

Food: Slow braised lamb shoulder

Stockists: Chambers Cellars, Neutral Bay (NSW); The Railway Hotel, Windsor (Vic.); Caro’s Wine, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #9 of 42 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia

Price Benchmark: AUD $21.00 Avg 90pt 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 91.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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