Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2018
Rated as 'Exceptional' in Langtons Classification VII, vintage 2017 continues the long line of beautiful vintages that has established the lofty status of Clonakilla's flagship wine.
"Tim Kirk nails it when he writes of a line of pure spice running through the bouquet and palate – I would simply add ‘and the aftertaste’ because this has superb length and texture, replete with red berry flavours. Clonakilla at its best.” 98 points, James Halliday
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Steak Diane with pepper sauce Serving Temp 15 - 18 degrees Standard Drinks 8 Alcohol Volume % 13.5 Variety Shiraz Viognier Region Canberra District Vintage 2017 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Clonakillla
- "...fascinating to drink now, but it is best to give it some time. Try around 2025.” 98 points, Nick Stock
- One of Australia's finest Shiraz Viognier blends
- "It’s set to go down as a long-lived Clonakilla. " 96 points, Tyson Stelzer
Tyson Stelzer, TysonStelzer.com
Vintage 2017 - An elegant, cool, spice-laden Clonakilla that I adore! Beautifully floral, swimming in violets, exotic spice sarsaparilla, tiny dark berries and white and green pepper. Taut and edgy with beautifully honed, fine-ground, granitic tannins. Sensational reflection of a cooler season.
Nick Stock, GoodWineGuide.com.au
Vintage 2017 - A return to a more elegant cool-climate style after the monolithic 2009 vintage, this is a complex wine already. There's fragrant viognier (5%) perfume and spice lift, dark chocolate, fine white pepper, blackberry and blood plum. The palate is stretched out on fine, lithe tannins and has attractive ripe summer berry and plum flavours cloaked in pepper and spice complexity. You get both flesh and bones here.