Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Gimblett Vineyard Malbec 2020
A robust and characterful red with generous, juicy, dark berry fruit, lifted violet floral notes and exotic spice typical of this block. The palate is full bodied with good mid palate richness, and chunky, ripe tannins with a slight rustic edge.
Gold, Ranked Number 1, Dish
94 points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
5 Stars, Panel, Winestate
"Terrior is a French word with no direct English translation. It can be described as the taste of the place. The same grape variety grown in different sites, even in the same region, will demonstrate uniquely different characteristics related to those individual sites. Differences in soil, slope, altitude and shelter can subtly or dramatically alter the resulting wine, even over distances of a few metres. The very best sites growing well suited varieties, will produce wines that stand out amongst their peers. Wines of recognizable personality, presence and above all quality. Church Road 1 is a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the terror of our best vineyards."
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker
Dish Magazine, No. 1 + Gold
“When it comes to crafting mind-warpingly great reds, Chris Scott is an absolute ninja. The trophy cabinet at Church Road has accumulated so much heavy metal since he took over, they’ve had to add extra support brackets. This malbec had our judges hooked. “Wow!” said Yvonne. “Inky-dark, lithe, youthful and loaded with lovely berry, cocoa and soy notes and smooth, muscular tannins.” Kate loved its generous fruit and harmonious oak integration, while Ant announced it simply "has the X-factor"