CLONAKILLA SHIRAZ VIOGNIER 2018

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James Suckling
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Huon Hooke
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Campbell Mattinson
SKU
CLSV201811 UCAU
$110.00 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$110.00 Per item
This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its textures and flavours. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes. The palate is immaculately detailed, long and silky with flavors of blackberries, red cherries, red plums, dark cherries, blackberries and dark chocolate. The palate is delivered with steady elegance and power, showing unwavering build and a seemingly never-ending trail of fresh and spicy fruit flavors. With the most immaculate tannins, too.
This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours, and the majesty of its textures and flavours. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes. The palate is immaculately detailed, long and silky with flavors of blackberries, red cherries, red plums, dark cherries, blackberries and dark chocolate. The palate is delivered with steady elegance and power, showing unwavering build and a seemingly never-ending trail of fresh and spicy fruit flavors. With the most immaculate tannins, too.

Scores & Reviews

99 / 100

James Suckling

This is phenomenal, so precise and concentrated with such detail and power, delivered with elegance and precision…

98 / 100

Huon Hooke

There’s great intensity as well as elegance here…A delicious wine in a medium-bodied but seriously structured style

96 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

Australia’s best shiraz isn’t Australia’s best shiraz in every year, though Clonakilla comes close. This 2018 may well be the best shiraz released in Australia this year. It’s a superb release. Just look at the tannin profile and then put down your glasses. Black berried fruit, a suggestion of meatiness, whispers of woodsy spice notes, a certain creaminess, a quick shake of pepper, a touch of volatility. Nothing protrudes; it’s the definition of seamless. The screw of tannin, so often left to last, begins almost at the start. We are looking at an ultra long term wine here, deserving of prime space in the best of cellars.