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2019 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

Murrumbateman, NSW

A brilliant vintage of Australia's most iconic cool-climate Shiraz. With no 2020 vintage to be released, this will sell out in short order.

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About The Wine

The iconic Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier is a wine of controlled power and grace.

The result of a brilliant vintage for the Canberra District, the detail and persistence of flavour yielded from these famous vines has never been more clear than in the 2019 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. Campbell Mattinson wrote, "there’s nothing reserved about this wine. Nothing. It’s just all there, ready, perfect."

If you've loved Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier in the past, you'll be smitten with the 2019 release. It's a great wine at full stride. It's a wine for Australia to be proud of.

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 is considered among the benchmark examples in Canberra District.

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

Shiraz Viognier fermenting at Clonakilla
Shiraz Viognier fermenting at Clonakilla
Canberra, ACT
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From The Producer

The Shiraz Viognier is our flagship, a careful selection of the best of the Shiraz Viognier parcels we craft each year from our Murrumbateman vineyard.

A warm growing season followed a dryer than average winter. Yields were 20% down, but what we lost in volume we gained in intensity. 77mm of rain in January and 32mm in February were a timely blessing. Come harvest time we picked some of the richest, darkest fruit we have seen at Clonakilla.

Deeply aromatic, opulent and powerfully ripe. Plush tannins and layers of dark fruit deliver a robust palate and serious cellaring potential.

6% co-fermented Viognier.

Blend : Shiraz (94%), Viognier (6%)
Drink Until : 2035

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

96Points
The Wine Front

"In any case this is a wonderful release. It leaps from the glass with wonder on its lips. Plums and florals and spices and meats take a walk through a garden, woodsmoke suggested, summer alive. It’s elegant and refined and yet it’s all there, it’s all open. It gets you in the feels; it has a kind of satiny confidence, like it knows that it’s good and it knows that you’ve noticed. Fine fingers of tannin, curry leaf notes, berries. Florals here as mentioned but maybe not as pronounced as usual, as if viognier and shiraz have become one. Still there’s nothing reserved about this wine. Nothing. It’s just all there, ready, perfect." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

DDS review

"A special occasion to celebrate? May I point you in the direction of the opulent new-release Clonakilla 2019 Shiraz Viognier, a benchmark Australian red blend of red and white grapes (94% shiraz and 6% viognier c-fermented). Winemaker Tim Kirk says yields were down 20% but he cannot recall many vintages with more power and intensity. This is powerful, dark, plush and cellarworthy. Clonakilla is a small, family business at Murrumbateman, outside Canberra, that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Buy a bottle and raise a toast to this Rhone-influenced standout." Winsor Dobbin (wdwineoftheweek.blogspot.com)

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Classy Aussie cool shiraz

Super balanced and great fruit. Pepper with the Viognier really doing it’s thing to soften the palate

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Always a great wine and this vintage is no exception. My go to of this variety that keeps getting better every year. Not a cheap one but cheaper than Torbreck Run Rig and arguably as good.

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