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"Satisfying, excellent concentration & rounded mouthfeel" Wine Orbit

"Backed by silky texture & polished tannins, leading to a lengthy delectable finish" Wine Orbit

Delicious with BBQ spare ribs or braised meats

Kirrihill Regional Selection Clare Valley Shiraz 2019 (Australia)

Member rating / 4
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points
Kirrihill Regional Selection Clare Valley Shiraz 2019 (Australia)

Kirrihill Regional Selection Clare Valley Shiraz 2019 (Australia)

Member rating / 4
Backed by silky texture and polished tannins, leading to a lengthy delectable finish
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & 95/100 Points

NWWA 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2020

Description

  • Subtle oak
  • Dark berries
  • Vanilla & clove
  • Polished tannins

"Offering terrific fruit purity and intensity, the wine shows dark and purple fruit characters with nuances of vanilla, clove and roasted hazelnut on the nose. It’s equally satisfying on the palate, displaying excellent concentration and rounded mouthfeel, backed by silky texture and polished tannins, leading to a lengthy delectable finish. At its best: now to 2029" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2020

"Nose showing some nice bright blueberries with a hint of sage aromatics. Plump fresh fruits, dark cola and spice notes bring character and interest. A good line of acid keeping it fresh and then finishes with well-integrated tannins. A smart wine at this price point" Stuart Knox, Real Review, Aug 2020

This wine is a deep dark red with purple hues, leading to the generous aromas of blackcurrants, sweet liquorice and cinnamon spice with a hint of blackberry seed. A delicious ripe palate with crunchy black fruits and silky sweet tannins finish out this wine.

Working with the loyal Clare growers this wine is a blend of multiple vineyards throughout the Valley.

2019 was a challenging growing season due to the drier than average winter and Spring. Careful and diligent irrigation scheduling and vineyard management was required to ensure full leafy canopies that protected the fruit from the heat experienced during Summer.

Selected Shiraz parcels where fermented in small batches from the various vineyards for 8 to 10 days. A long, cool ferment ensures the maximum vibrancy and freshness is maintained with the wines. The wines were then pressed to stainless steel tanks to complete secondary malolactic fermentation, followed by maturation in tanks for freshness, with a small percentage seeing some French and American oak. A light fining was done to enhance plate softness and then bottled with minimal filtration.

 

 

 

 

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

14.8%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

3.5 Stars

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G
Excellent value for money. Another nice Aussie red.

Gary - 15/01/2021

W
Good wine for the price.

Warren - 19/11/2020


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