Kirrihill The Pastor Cabernet Malbec

Trophy. Gold. 95 points. 95 points. This is class.

Kirrihill The Pastor Cabernet Malbec

2018, Clare Valley Australia
  • Trophy Best Vintage Section Dry Red & Gold medal (Clare Valley Wine Show 2020)
  • 95/100 (Stuart Knox, The Real Review) - "A big and meaty red, dark fruits, bresaola and black olive tapenade fill every corner of the mouth"
  • 95/100 (Jane Faulkner, James Halliday's Wine Companion) - "It takes everything in its stride. Maybe it's the malbec. Maybe it's magic"
  • Cabernet and Malbec from the Clare Valley - this is seriously A-grade stuff!
Clare Valley Wine Show – Trophy
Clare Valley Wine Show – Gold
The Real Review – Top Rank
The Real Review – 5 Stars
James Halliday – 95 Points

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Edward B Gleeson. AKA Paddy Gleeson. AKA The King of Clare. AKA The Squire. AKA The Pastor. Paddy was an Irishman who made his fortune in Calcutta before making the move to south Australia (with his entourage of animals!). He’d go on to be an iconic figure in the valley, he was the town’s first mayor, he even laid the first stones to the local church.

In a tip of the hat to the King of the Clare the guys at Kirrihill have produced a first rate red after him. And they spared little expense to make sure this is a red worthy of a bloke dubbed the founder of the Clare Valley!

This is the debut release of this Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec blend. It’s high quality Clare Valley Cabernet combined with Malbec adding plush, rich fruit flavours and texture.

You only have to glance at the gongs to see this is a class act. As well as scoring a Gold medal and Trophy for Champion Dry Red at the Clare Valley Wine Show it’s also had double 95/100 point ratings!

95/100 & Top Rank (Stuart Knox, The Real Review)
“A big and meaty red, dark fruits, bresaola and black olive tapenade fill every corner of the mouth. The tannins are equally muscular and do what is required to corral the intensity, pushing it very long and deep in the finish. I would definitely suggest a large cut of protein to make the most of that structure.”

95/100 (Jane Faulkner, James Halliday’s Wine Companion)
“Many of Kirrihill’s reds have been hammered with too much oak, and this is not shy either, but somehow it takes everything in its stride. Maybe it’s the malbec. Maybe it’s magic. There’s a buoyancy across the palate, velvety and expansive tannins, lemony acidity and plenty of regional accents. The most restrained of the high-end reds. But still bolshie.”

Drinking superbly right now but if you’ve got the patience you could tuck this one away in the cellar until 2035.

  • 14.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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