Red, For laying down

2014 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, Australia

2014 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, Australia

Red | For laying down | Clonakilla | Code:  43705 | 2014 | Australia > New South Wales > Canberra District | Syrah Blend | Full Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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WA

93/100

WA - The medium to full-bodied 2014 Shiraz-Viognier continues the Clonakilla tradition of terrific wines that are easy to drink on release yet can age for well over a decade. It reveals floral notes, peppery spice and red berries, a plump, silky texture in the mouth and a lingering finish.
Joe Czerwinski - 31/01/2018

The Producer

Clonakilla

Clonakilla

Clonakilla was established in 1971 by John Kirk, a Canberra based research scientist of Irish descent. He bought a 44-acre farm near the village of Murrumbateman in New South Wales, 40 kilometres north of Canberra.He named the property Clonakilla (`meadow of the church') after his grandfather's farm in County Clare. He proceeded to plant 1.2 acres each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. and a further 1.2 acres of Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in 1972.

In 1996 John's son Tim left a career in school teaching to work full time in the family business as winemaker and general manager. In 1998 Tim and his wife Lara bought the 50-acre property next door and planted Shiraz and Viognier as well as a small olive grove on the warm north-east facing slope.

Clonakilla's speciality is their Northern Rhône blend of Shiraz with a touch of Viognier. This exquisite blend is most famously put to use in Côte Rôtie. The Hilltops Shiraz is a recent addition and is produced from fruit selected from three vineyards around the town of Young in New South Wales and displays all the character you would expect from a top Australian Shiraz with this producer.

The Grape

Syrah Blend

Syrah Blend

The Region

Canberra District

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