Such an easy-to-love wine. Red fruit flavours are simply leaping from this wine. Cranberries, cherries and red currants. The palate is plush and opulent, though also youthful and vibrant, with fruit softness and fine, gentle tannin. Plus, there is a hint of musk and a faint savoury undercurrent to keep things interesting. All this for $25. Top stuff.
Toni Paterson, The Real Review 90p
In 1972, cousins Greg and Roger Trott produced a dry red wine from grapes grown on Greg’s vineyard adjacent to the small Bethany Chapel opposite Wirra Wirra. This blend of grenache and shiraz became the first ‘Church Block’. Taking on advice from friends and mentors, Trott evolved Church Block over the years to its popular signature blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Yet still there were those who bemoaned the loss of the original blend of grenache and shiraz. So at various times over the years, when the planets have aligned, we have re-created the grenache shiraz offering and released it under the imaginatively titled ‘Original Blend’ moniker. With a look and feel harking back to simpler times, this latest release of Original Blend Grenache Shiraz is limited in number, but not imagination.