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Canberra District Shiraz/Viognier

Clonakilla - Canberra District Shiraz/Viognier 2018

Australia
Red Wine from New South Wales · Australia
Price: £87.50
Case Rate: £87.50
Ex Tax: £72.92
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Wine Region: New South Wales
Wine Area: Canberra District
Winery: Clonakilla
Wine Maker: Tim Kirk
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 94% Shiraz, 6% Viognier
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 95+ pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: New South Wales
Wine Area: Canberra District
Winery: Clonakilla
Wine Maker: Tim Kirk
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 94% Shiraz, 6% Viognier
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

Classically medium bodied with a line of pure spice running through rose petals and ripe red berry aromatics. Restrained yet powerful, with superb length and texture

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016) - 95+ pts

The newest release, the 2016 Shiraz-Viognier displays trademark florals, spices and red fruit. It's voluminous without being weighty, fruity and savory, with licorice, pepper and meaty notes on the long, silky finish. Fans of the style will want to grab extra bottles of this one, as it should drink well for up to two decades.


JancisRobinson.com (2015) - 18.5 pts

Beetroot, black cherry, meat and spice - such clarity and purity. Super fragrance then a wonderful bitter juniper quality here. The mix of vegetal flavours, fruit ripeness and savoury character is extraordinary. (RH)


James Suckling (2016) - 96 pts

The detailed layering in this wine is superb, as is the measured expression of exuberant fruit. Aromas of baking spices, pepper and bright red berry and cherry fruits make for enticing youthful appeal. The palate has an incredibly silky and elegant appeal. Bright red cherry and plum fruits. Drink now to 2030. Screw cap.


James Halliday (2016) - 98 pts

The perfumed, spicy bouquet with red flowers and fruits doesn't prepare you for the intensity and piercing length of its beautifully balanced medium-bodied palate. This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its texture and structure.


Wine Front (2016) - 96 pts

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier has lost none of its charm or power over the years, but it has become a lighter, more elegant and more finely drawn wine. The subtle change is clearly evident with this 2016. For a long time we’ve played with the term Burgundian Shiraz, especially in relation to Clonakilla, but the phrase is becoming increasingly apt. This wine is light on its feet, perfumed, exotic, marshalled with fruit and spice, and tannic. It doesn’t wallop you upfront; it saves itself for the finish. It’s not an impetuous wine. There are candied notes here, dry spices, woody anise, a whisper of peppercorn. I would almost describe this wine as crisp, such is its lack of gloop, its finesse, its cleansing run of flavour-infused acidity. This release will age magnificently.


Tyson Stelzer (2016) - 96 pts

This is a shiraz viognier of the highest order with desperate purity of white pepper, whole bunch mixed spice and plum skin, and a super fine, gravelly tannin structure of breathtaking presence, yet unerring finesse. In enduring line, undeviating persistence and sheer, glorious beauty, this vintage sits confidently among the greatest syrahs on earth.

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