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2015 Clonakilla Ballinderry

Region:Canberra (Murrumbateman) , ACT

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Clonakilla

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A small batch blend of Bordeaux varieties from the famed Clonakilla stable.


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RRP $45.00

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The Ballinderry is a small batch wine from the famous Clonakilla stable.

This Merlot-dominant blend is made from vines planted between 1971 and 1987, aged in fine French oak for 22 months and offers an elegant and perfectly balanced modern incarnation of the classic medium-weight ‘Claret’.

The 2015 vintage offered perfect ripening conditions in the Canberra District and the Clonakilla viticultural team took full advantage. The result for the Ballinderry is firmly structured yet fully flavoured wine, polished and beautifully poised.

This is a great option for those looking to cellar wines of this ilk in the medium-long term.

What It Tastes Like

“The oak seems fairly showy at first but it more or less settles. In any case this is a wine destined for the mid-to-long-haul and so, duly, oak isn’t going to be an issue. More important is the flush of fruit and herb, the fine web of tannin, the olive notes, the composure of the finish. It’s a modern, mid-weight Claret style of red, spectacularly unspectacular, if that makes sense; it’s a reassuring kind of wine. You can pop it in the cellar and know that it will perform well.” - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Clonakilla owner/winemaker Tim Kirk