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Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2005

Winery: Clonakilla
Region: Canberra District
Wine: Shiraz Viognier
Variety: Shiraz Viognier
Vintage: 2005
UOM: 750ml

"As someone who has an increasing interested in the history of Australian wine, I often try to imagine what it would have been like to have been tasting and drinking the greats of Australian wine as they came out – the Peppermint Patty’s and (original) Bin 60A and the like – and what a great privilege that would have been. Well, in this Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2005 we have a classic in the making – these wines are going to be a fascinating study in 15 plus years, and even better: they drink wonderfully straight up out of the bottle, a year from vintage. Lusciously blackberried, cherried, floral flavours and fragrance, fine satiny tannin, definitive length that hits and then hits again, an array of various spices and the overwhelming feeling that here, in this bottle, is the specialness of wine in glorious capture. 97 Points/Drink 2011-2020" - Campbell Mattinson

"Dusty, musky aromas of dried herbs, raspberries, cassis and blackberries are backed by polished cedar/vanilla oak and lifted by floral undertones suggestive of cherries and cranberries, plus and exotic, spicy lift from viognier. Supple, fine and silky, it's surprisingly sumptuous and generous, with a vibrant presence of intense fruit over a tightly knit chassis of firm, but particularly pliant tannins. Likely to build more richness and structure with bottle-age, and showing an exemplary integration of fruit, oak and tannin. 96 Points" - Jeremy Oliver

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