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2016 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz

Canberra, NSW

Another stellar O'Riada release - "some of the most intense dark berry fruit we have seen from the Canberra District". Great buying!

$36.00

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where the smart money is being spent when buying Clonakilla reds.

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

About the Wine

Clonakilla's Shiraz Viognier is one of Australia's most iconic modern day wines. But it's the O'Riada, as Campbell Mattinson once observed, "where the smart money is being spent when buying Clonakilla reds."

O'Riada is made from 100% Canberra fruit from the Clonakilla estate and carefully selected surrounding vineyards. The 2016 vintage is a stunner, with the warmer conditions producing, according to winemaker Tim Kirk, "some of the most intense dark berry fruit we have seen from the Canberra District."

If you want Clonakilla in your cellar but aren't regularly quaffing $95 per bottle, the O'Riada is what you need to be buying.

About Clonakilla

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.

About Canberra

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.

Clonakilla
Clonakilla's signature Shiraz Viognier blend, fermenting away
Canberra, NSW
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"The definition here is impressive,smooth and ebulliently ripe red berry and plum fruits with pastry-like nuances and gently spicy waves. Rich. Effortless appeal and flows smoothly along on ripe, detailed tannins. Great balance. Drink now to 2028+." - Nick Stock

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Full crimson-purple; there is a masterful and utterly harmonious blend of dark fruits, warm spices, ripe tannins and French oak. The very large X-factor is its freshness, which will underwrite its very long life. Bargain basement shelf." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Sean O’Riada is one of the heroes of modern Ireland. A talented musician and composer, he is credited with taking traditional Irish music out of the kitchens and pubs of Ireland and putting it on the concert stages of the world. He died, prematurely, in 1971, the year Clonakilla was established by John Kirk. He was John’s cousin.

The 2016 vintage was generous and early. Late summer temperatures were consistently warmer than average and the vines produced some of the most intense dark berry fruit we have seen from the Canberra District.

The O’Riada is made from fruit picked from our estate vineyard and other excellent sites in Murrumbateman and Hall. It’s a quintessential Canberra Shiraz. Ripe red berries and plenty of spice.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tim Kirk admiring the beauty in the glass
Tim Kirk admiring the beauty in the glass
Clonakilla Cellar Door, Canberra, NSW
Shipping

Shipping & Delivery

We ship primarily with Australia Post. Their fast, easy and reliable delivery is completely FREE for any orders of $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like.

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