Kirrihill Clarevale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
- Textured, savoury
- Clare Valley
Clare cabernet manages a magic balancing act. It nails the robust, classic style we all love, while still showing great freshness and elegance. This one from Kirrihill starts with an opening salvo of dense, dark fruit. But look just beneath the surface to find surprisingly delicate nuance and subtle complexity in the form of black cherry, blackberry, roasted coffee and hazelnut. This’ll be a formidable option to cellar, though it’s a cracker now if you give it a moment to open up. The tannins aren’t too aggressive either, giving shape without proving scary.
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Riesling lovers need look no further. If there was ever a shrine to the rizza gods then it would be in the Clare. But go beyond the pristine, dry and steely whites that made the region world famous, and you’ll find some special reds worthy of attention. Shiraz and cabernet are among the frontrunners, with examples from Kilikanoon, Jim Barry, Leasingham, Tim Adams and Skillogalee regularly receiving top marks from Sir Halliday. There’s also some pretty smart grenache, cabernet franc and cabernet malbec coming out of the region too. So if you’re into plummy, well structured red wine styles, then you’ll find rich pickings here.