Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2009

I've now been lucky enough to try several vintages of Clonakilla's shiraz viognier, and there is a certain consistency of high performance that I am noting.  To date, I am yet to try one of their wines with aged characters, but the underlying quality of the wine is high, so I see no reason why it shouldn't age, rather than just survive.  A recently tasted Vidal-Fleury 2000 Cote Rotie has left me quite excited by what the shiraz viognier blend is capable of doing with age.  But, I'll have to wait and see.

Clonakilla's 2009 vintage of their shiraz viognier had an aroma of apricots and good plummy, spiced fruit.  The palate was also plummy, with good length.  An excellent wine.  90+ points.

Abv: 14%
Price: about $100
Website: http://www.clonakilla.com.au/
Canberra
November 13, 2010
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