2003 Clonakilla Shiraz, Viognier

$240.00

Doctor John Kirk planted a vineyard at Murrumbateman near Canberra in 1971. Kirk also planted a small plot of viognier in the mid 1980s, and the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier came about in 1992 when Kirk’s fourth son, Tim Kirk, co-fermented the viognier fruit with shiraz. He also included a tiny amount of pinot noir and mataro in the early trial blend.

The inventive and original Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier takes Australian shiraz in a completely new direction. A combination of a mature vineyard site, faith in nature and near-religious winemaking philosophies has resulted in a distinctive wine of extraordinary aromatic complexity, dimension, natural balance and completeness.

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Description

95 Points James Halliday
Vibrantly fragrant and spicy; elegant, medium-bodied black cherry fruit; long and balanced.

94 Points Campbell Mattinson
Glossy, perfumed, smoky, beautiful introduction. Again those nutty elements. Palate is juicy, cherried, sappy, delicious. In great form, with a great future ahead. Combination of spicy interest and slippery-smooth mid-palate texture is glorious.

Additional information

Producer

Clonakilla

Vintage

2003

Grape Variety

Shiraz, Viognier

Region

Australia

Sub Region

Canberra Districts

Types

Red

Size

Bottle