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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
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"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

Product Description:

"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

Product Detail

Item # 93286
Country Australia
Region New South Wales
Sub-Region New South Wales
Ratings

96 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

95 - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz, Viognier
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine
Nose spice box, cedar, dark fruit, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint