Another cracker vintage from Clonakilla!

by Hugh French | Oct 06, 2017

Simply the best (Shiraz/Viognier)!

The latest release from the undisputed kings of Shiraz Viognier is here and it's another stunner! Clonakilla have been carving out legendary wines from this Canberra District estate since first planting back in the early 1970s. The game changer was when they stopped blending Shiraz with Cabernet in the early 90s and started co-fermenting small amounts of Viognier. Tim and his father Dr John Kirk could never have known that one day Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier would come to be regarded as the finest of it's style in the country and one of the most sought after wines full stop! 

But it's more than just the juicy, spicy, cool climate joy this wine spreads that draws us to it at MW. What we love is it's capacity to age slowly and gracefully and offer so much more for the patient wine lover. It's always very approachable but the complexity is only heightened with some careful cellaring.

The 2016 Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier is available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. We're also very proud to offer some back vintages from our cellar (stocks limited). To place your order return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or by or calling us on 03 9419 6990.

2016 Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier


The 2016 vintage was generous and early. Late summer temperatures were consistently warmer than average and a larger than average crop proved to be a double blessing, slowing the ripening, which would have otherwise raced ahead, and filling the fermenters in our newly expanded winery with some of the most opulent, spice laden, dark berry fruit we have seen. A powerful vintage with great cellaring potential.
Tim Kirk, Clonakilla

The perfumed, spicy bouquet of red flowers and fruits doesn't prepare you for the intensity and piercing length... This is a truly glorious wine that draws you back again and again to explore the wealth of red fruit flavours and the majesty of its textures and flavours.
98 points, James Halliday

This is a shiraz viognier of the highest order, with desperate purity of white pepper, whole bunch mixed spice and plum skin, and a super fine, gravelly tannin structure of breathtaking presence yet unerring finesse. In enduring line, undeviating persistence and sheer, glorious beauty, this vintage sits confidently among the greatest syrahs on earth.
97 points, Tyson Stelzer, WBM Magazine

…light on its feet, perfumed, exotic, marshalled with fruit and spice… There are candied notes here, dry spices, woody anise, a whisper of peppercorn. I would almost describe this wine as crisp, such is its… finesse, its cleansing run of flavour-infused acidity.
96 points, Campbell Mattinson 

The detailed layering in this wine is superb, as is the measured expression of exuberant fruit. Aromas of baking spices, pepper and bright red berry and cherry fruits make for enticing youthful appeal. The palate has an incredibly silky and elegant appeal. Bright red cherry and plum fruits.
96 points, Nick Stock

The epic 2015 release was a hard act to follow but they have backed it up with a jaw-droppingly beautiful wine. It is a pure dark and red fruit canvas dotted with hints of game, spice, herbs and violet. Supple and silky on the palate with great detail and poise, a gentle cascade of fine tannin provides support for the cellar.
Dave Brookes, The Adelaide Review

...a classic in the making. Plum, spice, foresty, peppery and meaty on the nose; medium-bodied, silky and elegant in the mouth, with a long superfine finish. Canberra's best red wine.
Ralph Kyte-Powell

Bindi Masterclass with Michael Dhillon - spaces still available

We still have a few places remaining for our Masterclass with Michael Dhillon from Bindi Wines on Tuesday October 10th 2017. The Masterclass runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday October 10th in our tasting room at 125 Cambridge Street, Collingwood. 

Michael will guide us through the current releases as well as a 6 vintage vertical of Original Vineyard Pinot Noir! Tickets are $50 each which includes a taste of 12 Bindi wines (listed below) and charcuterie.


2016 Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay
2016 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay
2016 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir
2016 Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir
 2016 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
2015 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
2009 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
2004 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
2001 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
1997 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
 2015 Pyrette Shiraz
2010 Pyrette Shiraz

Places will not be confirmed until after booking requests have been received due to the limited number of seats available. If you would like to attend this event please let us know by emailing or calling (03) 9419 6990 at your earliest convenience to request a place.


Date: Tuesday October 10th, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:00PM
Location: MW Wines - 125 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Price: $50 per person


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