CLONAKILLA HILLTOPS SHIRAZ 2018

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Campbell Mattinson
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Tyson Stelzer
SKU
CLSH201810 UCAU
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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

93+ / 100

Campbell Mattinson

Clonakilla’s Hilltops Shiraz is as remarkable for its consistency as it is for its quality. This is another beauty. I opened it on a Friday night and as I did so I wondered whether it was “Friday night worthy”. It was and then some. It boasts ample dark cherry/berry fruit, comes inlaid with spice, carries its floral highlights with ease and has a meaty, spicy, clovey finish. It’s juicy throughout and yet it has power; the tannin too has a fine spread-and-run aspect to it. It’s a winner for sure. It will age beautifully as well.

93 / 100

Tyson Stelzer

(2017 vintage) 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.