Kirrihill is a large operation with its winery in the Clare Valley and its fruit sourced from the Clare and the Adelaide Hills. Both its single vineyard 'Tullymore' Cabernet and this entry level Regional Range cabernet impressed in our latest new release tastings. As the former sells for $22 and this for about half that, I'm recommending the wine from the Regional Range as great value. In fact, the 2010 is by far the best wine I've seen in several vintages from the label. It has some interesting floral aromatics, ripe rich plummy flavours, is plush and succulent, with good concentration, plenty of power and a pleasing balanced finish. Bloody good everyday drinking: try it with a fresh sausage, chorizo and tomato paella.
Rating: Bloody Good
Cost: $ 12
Winemaker: Donna Stephens
Wide availability in all Australian states.
Reviewed: 3 July 2012