Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2017
One of the greatest vintages of this wine. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes...The real soul of this wine shines through in this perfectly simpatico vintage. 98 points. Nick Stock.
Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier. Australian Grand Cru Shiraz. It has both lightness and power; it has wooden racks of spice set into deep cupboards of black cherry; it has anise; it has forest berries, it has florals and it has meat, though all of it sits in the one, neat, tidy room. Tannin is so fine and so bright with spice that it sits like gold thread in an evening gown. It’s a wine of shadows and a wine of light; of shadow and of joy. Pour a glass and behold its beauty, for it is rich in that. Rated: 96 Points. Drink: 2019 - 2034+. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
A gloriously fragrant and elegant Clonakilla is the blessing of a classic cool year, it's set to go down as a long-lived Clonakilla. 96 points. Tyson Stelzer.
A co-fermented 94/6% blend. The hue is good, although not deep – Pinotish. Tim Kirk nails it when he writes a line of pure spice running through the bouquet and palate – I would simply add “and the aftertaste” because this has superb length and texture, replete with red berry flavours. 98 Points. Drink: to 2037. James Halliday Top 100, Weekend Australian November 2018.