CLONAKILLA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2017

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Campbell Mattinson
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Tyson Stelzer
SKU
CLSH201710 UCAU
$29.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$29.99 Per item
This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied on the palate with flavours of red and dark berries. Lovely mouthfeel with savoury tannins.
This Shiraz is made from grapes selected from five vineyards in the Hilltops District around Young on the South Western slopes of New South Wales. Aromas of red and black berries with hints of tobacco, anise and spice. Medium-full bodied on the palate with flavours of red and dark berries. Lovely mouthfeel with savoury tannins.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

I’ve liked a great many of the previous releases of this wine but this is my favourite of the lot. It’s a ripper. Balanced, well fruited, spice-laden, perfumed, floral and then sweetly exotic. It smells and tastes beautiful, and is so finely etched with tannin; It’s a ripper, it has everything exactly where you’d like it to be. I’d send a case of this straight into the pool room but I’d like my stash kept a lot closer to me than that and, besides, I don’t have a pool room anyway. Buy.

93 / 100

Tyson Stelzer

2017 was a beautifully medium-bodied season in Hilltops, giving birth to a wine that captures the fragrant and spicy personality of shiraz with great detail. It entices with rose hip and white pepper over a core of red cherries and greengage plums but it’s the lingering finish that really sets it apart, structured with magnificent, finely textured tannins.