...confidently among the greatest syrahs on earth.
About the Wines
The 2016 release of this iconic wine is one of controlled power and grace.
The result of a warmer and more generous vintage for the Canberra District, the detail and persistence of flavour yielded from these famous vines has never been more clear than in the 2016 release.
The critics have agreed with a barrage of feverish reviews hitting the airwaves as anticipation grew over the months leading up to its release.
James Halliday awarded it 98 points calling it "a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again", Tyson Stelzer dubbed it "confidently among the greatest syrahs on earth." and Campbell Mattinson noted "This release will age magnificently."
If you've loved Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier in the past, you'll be smitten with the 2016 release. It's a great wine at full stride. It's something truly beautiful for Australian wine to be proud of.
Clonakilla is one of the true icons of the Australian wine scene. Since its inception, it has been one of (if not THE) leading lights of the Australian cool climate wine insurgence. They boast one of the most collectable wines in the country with their Shiraz Viognier and whether Shiraz, Riesling or otherwise, are considered the benchmark for all things Canberra. Quite simply, one of the true gems in the Australian Wine Industry crown.
Canberra is a sleeping giant of Australian wine. The ability of this region to produce world class wines in only a relatively short history is almost second to none in the whole country. With the ability to produce everything from perfumed and tightly wound Syrah, to razor sharp Riesling and a wide array of emerging varieties and techniques, Canberra will be one of the ‘must watch’ wine producing regions in Australia for many years to come.