Clonakillla

Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2018

Canberra District

$119.99
Each
SKU
2033
  • Product details
    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.
  • Tasting notes
    "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
  • Delivery
  • "...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
Expert Reviews
96

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.


95

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.

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