Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2015


James Halliday 97 Points!
'...It’s beautiful now, and it’s going to mature deliciously.' - Wine Front 95 Points!

Australia, ACT (Canberra)
750mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Clonakilla  #Clonakilla O'Riada  #NSW / ACT  #Canberra District  

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James Halliday 97 points!
A strikingly fragrant and perfumed effort from Clonakilla, this wine captures you instantaneously. It is superbly constructed, aromatically fragrant, perfumed and darkly fruited; on the palate spice, superfine tannins and then the finish that just lingers and expands.

James Halliday Wine Companion, October 2016


Wine Front 95 points!
“Been looking forward to the 2015 release of O’Riada Shiraz. It’s grown on both the Clonakilla estate vineyard and various other vineyards within the Canberra District region. It takes time to open up but once it has it’s a pearl. It’s full of black pepper and five spice character. It combines elegance and power, juicy fruit and a taut run of tannin, and in the end it sings long and harmonious. Did I mention nuts? And peppers? And herbs? It’s beautiful now, and it’s going to mature deliciously. 

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, December 2016


 

2015, our 40th vintage, was outstanding. Rain in early summer provided plenty of subsoil moisture, setting the perfect stage for the brilliant warm and dry late summer and autumn that followed. The O’Riada is made from fruit picked from our estate vineyard and other excellent sites in Murrumbateman and Hall. It’s a quintessential Canberra Shiraz. Ripe red berries and plenty of spice

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