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Church Block McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.9260 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot
Top Notes For
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.2

Surprisingly round and generous, I found that the fruit stood out boldly against the structural elements. Drinking very well now.

Surprisingly round and generous, I found that the fruit stood out boldly against the structural elements. Drinking very well now.

2 people found it helpfulApr 15th, 2016
Ben de Vin

40 years of Church Block!! Classic blend, so many good memories drinking this wine with friends & family.

40 years of Church Block!! Classic blend, so many good memories drinking this wine with friends & family.

2 people found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Eran Millet

Wonderful wine

Wonderful wine

2 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2014
Jeremy Pollard

This needed a day open to start drinking well, but after that it’s good going. Nice dark fruit with bay leaf and tobacco - cabernet dominance.

This needed a day open to start drinking well, but after that it’s good going. Nice dark fruit with bay leaf and tobacco - cabernet dominance.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2018
Yulia

Very good blend

Very good blend

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Big oak nose. Balanced and lovely in the mouth.

Big oak nose. Balanced and lovely in the mouth.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2017
David Townsend

If there ever was a vintage to stock up on, this would be it. 2012 is crazy good right out of the bottle, but evolved throughout the night.

If there ever was a vintage to stock up on, this would be it. 2012 is crazy good right out of the bottle, but evolved throughout the night.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

It's a Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot blend. Perfume dark florals, black licorice, blackberries, blueberries & black plum on the nose. On the palate, ripe fruits of; blueberries, black berries, black cherries, black licorice, black cherry cola, violets, baked rhubarb, bitty stem inclusion & soft leather. Finishes dark cassis and high acidity.

It's a Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot blend. Perfume dark florals, black licorice, blackberries, blueberries & black plum on the nose. On the palate, ripe fruits of; blueberries, black berries, black cherries, black licorice, black cherry cola, violets, baked rhubarb, bitty stem inclusion & soft leather. Finishes dark cassis and high acidity.

Apr 10th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

Starting point, we think this needs some more time to integrate or drink soon, only time will tell. At the moment it is a little unbalanced. Medium ruby red. Layered nose with dark berries, dark cherries, boysenberries, nutmeg and a little brambles. Moderate plus acidity that is a little unbalanced. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Lots of red cherries, raspberries and minerality in the medium plus finish. Slight greenery too. Either needs another year in the bottle to see what happens or drink by 2018.

Starting point, we think this needs some more time to integrate or drink soon, only time will tell. At the moment it is a little unbalanced. Medium ruby red. Layered nose with dark berries, dark cherries, boysenberries, nutmeg and a little brambles. Moderate plus acidity that is a little unbalanced. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Lots of red cherries, raspberries and minerality in the medium plus finish. Slight greenery too. Either needs another year in the bottle to see what happens or drink by 2018.

Nov 28th, 2016
Stuart Robinson

Needs a little time. Pretty dense, chewy.

Needs a little time. Pretty dense, chewy.

Apr 12th, 2016