New Clonakilla SV 2022 - "A Towering Monument"


    Murrumbateman, ACT

    "The indefatigable Tim Kirk, with an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge, is the winemaker and manager of this family winery founded by his father, scientist Dr John Kirk. It is not at all surprising that the quality of the wines is exceptional, especially the Shiraz Viognier, which has paved the way for numerous others but remains the icon." - James Halliday 
    These wines are due on Monday and will be dispatched by the end of next week!


    2022 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
    RRP: $165 | Offer: $120

    "There is at once a distinguished calm on display here that sings to the anthem of an effortless, extended, cool ripening season, and at the same time a rising crescendo of flamboyant spice, white pepper, pot pourri and florals. Monumental gravitas is declared in granitic tannins of super-fine texture, enlivened by the fantastic tension of cool-season acidity, together promising a lifespan at the outer realms of Clonakilla potential. A towering monument to shiraz viognier. A benchmark. A revelation." - Tyson Stelzer
    "The cool vintage writ large, indeed. Beauty in quiet spaces. It’s a compact and fresh-feeling release, gossamer threads drawn in a complex tapestry. Perfume is pretty, rose petals, violet this year, red cherry, fresh and sour, woody spices in clove and cinnamon, a touch of alpine herb. The palate is lacy, light on and quite transparent, a touch diffuse at present, but draws on its sheath of feathery tannin to tighten nicely, let’s say fine structure, while cooler red fruit flavours, woody and smoky spices lend character gently, but with potential on show. Right now, pianissimo as they say, but wait for the crescendo to come. 95+ points" Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

    2021 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
    RRP: $189 | Offer: $139

    Limited Stock
    "Somewhat atypical with lots of upfront acidity and pomegranate tang throughout. There are red and blue fruits in the mix and wafts of warm earth and oak spice. Plus, plenty of fresh herbs and menthol, the latter imparting a cooling sensation. It’s tightly coiled, stony and firm, yet the palate is more medium bodied with supple, fine tannins. An intriguing rendition that’s enjoyable, nonetheless. 95 points" - Jane Faulkner, The Wine Companion

    2019 Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier
    RRP: $189 | Offer: $139

    Limited - 1 bottle left!
     96 points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

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    RRP: $134 | Offer: $119

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