Church Road 1 Single 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.
Sub Heading: Gimblett Vineyard, Gimblett Gravels
Gold, Ranked Number 1, Dish
94 points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
5 Stars, Panel, Winestate
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"