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2017 Clonakilla Viognier

Murrumbateman, NSW

Arguably Australia's finest expression of this exotic variety. Stunning, textural white wine.

HIGH SCORE

$45.00

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About
A beautiful interpretation...

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

This is one of the country's premier Viogniers from one of the country's premier producers.

Where the Nouveau Viognier from Clonakilla is all about showcasing the freshness and drinkability of Viognier, this iteration is about power and complexity.

This is matured in French oak to enhance the luscious, decadent shape that the best Viogniers can take. A spine of crunchy acidity here the key to keeping this wine from falling into a caricature of itself.

An outstanding wine and a touchstone for quality Viognier in Australia.

About Clonakilla

Clonakilla is one of the true icons of the Australian wine scene. Since its inception, it has been one of the leading lights of the Australian cool climate wine insurgence.

They boast one of the most collectable wines in the country in their Shiraz Viognier, a wine of outstanding quality and consistancy over the last two decades.

Whether Shiraz, Riesling or otherwise, every wine in the Clonakilla stable are considered amongst the benchmark examples in Canberra District.

Quite simply, Tim Kirk and his family-owned estate are one of the true gems in the Australian wine industry crown.

Clonakilla
Clonakilla's signature Shiraz Viognier blend, fermenting away
Murrumbateman, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2017 vintage was built on the wettest Winter/early Spring that any of us can remember, followed by a beautiful warm late summer and early autumn. We picked generous crops of perfectly ripened grapes.

The Viognier is typically generous with ripe stone-fruit, musk and ginger aromas and the classic flavour packed palate. Delicious on release but will age with interest for 5 to 10 years.

Blend : Viognier (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Owner/winemaker Tim Kirk
Owner/winemaker Tim Kirk
Murrumbateman, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A beautiful interpretation that stakes its claim first with aromatics and then a tightly woven palate. A touch of honeysuckle, melon with creamed honey and a fleck of spice. The palate is textural but not weighty, with lemony freshness and terrific length."- Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"This and Yalumba Virgilius sit together on the throne of Australian viognier. The throne might be in a lonely, empty castle perhaps, but it’s still a throne. Regardless, a high quality wine this typically is.There’s some of the flirty lushness that turns on (and off) many people about viognier, apricot, coconut, quince, but the wine is much tighter and minerally than you’d expect. Then again, Clonakilla viognier is so often a precise, well formed and shaped wine. It’s bulbous up front then finishes chiseled, flinty and chalky, texture is indeed one of the highlights of this excellent wine. A great release once more." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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