2014 Clonakilla Shiraz ViognierBlend from Australia
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"The Shiraz Viognier is a selection of our best Shiraz Viognier parcels, crafted from our Murrumbateman vineyard in the Canberra district of New South Wales. "October frost,...
- 96 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
- 95 Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
96 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
"The bright hue and perfumed bouquet run true to type for this modern classic, setting the bar for the co-fermented blend several years ago. It has a set of flavours that are unique, and can fool even expert tasters in blind tastings, its cross-thatched flavours (not textures) need careful navigation." Reviewed March, 2015
95 Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
"The remarkable run of Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier continues. 95% shiraz/5% viognier. This release has a long life ahead. It’s so firm, so long, and has lots of meat on its bones. It’s savoury and peppery, essentially, but bursts too with black, ripe, soy-infused berries. Power, finesse, complexity and thick ribs of tannin. One thing it is not is sweet; though it compensates with abundant perfume. A roasted, nut-like character appears right there on the finish, like a glyph. Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier usually drinks well from the day of release; this one needs a little cellar time." Reviewed August, 2015
"The Shiraz Viognier is a selection of our best Shiraz Viognier parcels, crafted from our Murrumbateman vineyard in the Canberra district of New South Wales.
"October frost, November hail, a late-January heat wave and April rain. 2014 was a vintage of extremes. The vines took it all in their stride of course and the reduced yield, hot mid-season and cool finish to the vintage produced a wonderfully fragrant, dark-fruited wine, perfectly poised on the mid-point between elegance and power.
"5% co-fermented Viognier." - Winery
|Region||New South Wales|
|Sub-Region||New South Wales|
96 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
95 - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz, Viognier|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint|