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Tuesday 12 April 2011

Kirrihill Tullymore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Received as a sample from new online market entrant WineXpress, this single vineyard Cabernet from the rather benign - compared to previous years -  2009 Clare Valley vintage, and Halliday 5 star winery, Kirrihill.

Opening with blackcurrant, violets, a touch of mint with a cedary edge; the Cabernet demonstrates a a well layered palate.  There's more rounded fruit presence through the middle, a touch of integrated oak, supplemented by some generous spice which lingers to the finish.

Tannins are firm and grippy, furthering adding to the length.  You'd expect them to settle over time, and whilst approachable from the off, they did indeed integrate over two days.  You'd be happy that it would offer medium term cellaring, 4-7 years I'd say.  Good price for a Single Vineyard wine.

Source: Sample
Price: $16.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap


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