Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2014


JancisRobinson.com 18.5/20 Points!
James Halliday 96 Points!

Wine Front 95 Points!

Australia, ACT (Canberra)
750mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Shiraz Blend  #Clonakilla  #Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier  #NSW / ACT  #Canberra District  

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JancisRobinson.com 18.5/20 points!
Simply awesome fragrance. Incredible spice and black fruit, plus a wonderful herby freshness and a subtle smoked meat aroma in the background. Hugely intense and lengthy, but never overdone. A superb vintage of a wine that deserves every bit of its stellar reputation. 
Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2016


James Halliday 96 points!
"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."
James Halliday Wine Companion 2015


Wine Front 95 points!
"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."
Wine Front, 2015