2006 Clonakilla Shiraz, Viognier

$220.00

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

96 Points James Halliday
Exceptionally powerful, rich and concentrated; a full-bodied, lush, velvety texture and mouthfeel; black fruits and spice seem to subdue the viognier lift, but this is an exception tasted just prior to bottling. Screwcap.

Additional information

Producer

Clonakilla

Vintage

2006

Grape Variety

Shiraz, Viognier

Region

Australia

Sub Region

Canberra Districts

Types

Red

Size

Bottle