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
November 13, 2010

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Colonel and The Merchant Barossa Shiraz 2016

I tasted this wine blind, not knowing it was a $10 wine.  Actually, it's…

Lucinda Estate Circa 1990 South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2015

A first wine for me from this producer, and a good one.  Lucinda Estate in S…