The bright hue and perfumed, spicy red berry bouquet run true to type for this modern classic, setting the bar for the co-fermented blend many years ago. It has a set of flavours that are unique, and can fool even expert tasters in blind tastings, its cross-thatched flavours need careful navigation to decide whether it's from Cote Rotie or Canberra. Drink to 2034, 96 Points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
“Rose petals and more rose petals – fragrant dark cherry too. The palate is so opulent and supple, with almost unbelievable length and finesse. In vintages like 08, 09 and the triumvirate 2012-14 there is a Côte-Rôtie coolness and fragrance about the Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier that I haven’t noticed in other Shiraz from Murrumbateman. Is it due to site, mesoclimate, picking time, clonal selection, viognier, whole bunch? All six? Whatever the reason, the Canberra district takes pride in one of the shining stars of Australian red wine. More than 20 vintages prove the point, and although there is already an aura of brilliance around Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier, this star is still in its ascendancy.” Lester Jesberg, Winewise.