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4.1
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4.8

Clonakilla Shiraz - Viognier

Clonakilla
$99.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCanberra
Alcohol Level
Country
Australia
SubregionCanberra District
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/SyrahViognier
Wine Description:
Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier is a premium red wine produced by Clonakilla, an iconic winery located in the Canberra District wine region of the Australia Capital Territory. This wine is a co-fermented blend of Shiraz and Viognier grapes, which are grown in the winery's estate vineyards that feature a unique terroir of granite soils and a cool climate. The winemaking process involves handpicking the grapes, co-fermenting them, and aging the wine in French oak barrels. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied red with a vibrant ruby color, aromas of dark fruits, spice, and floral notes, and a silky texture with a long finish. Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier is a perfect sublime example of this Australian, Rhone-influenced style that ranks amongst the finest wines in the world. Read more
Pros:
  • Iconic wine that is a national benchmark for quality
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Cons:
  • Small production for specific vineyards contributes to high price
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User Rating:

4.1
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Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

This Clonakilla Shiraz-Viognier is a classic example of Australian winemaking at its finest. On the nose, aromas of ripe black fruits and pepper are complemented by subtle hints of purple flowers and oak. On the palate, velvety tannins and a rich, complex structure combine to make this a truly memorable experience. Bold, yet balanced, this is a wine that can be enjoyed now for its effortless opulence but also has the potential to age gracefully for 20 years to come. Enjoy with grilled meats or a hearty stew. Read more
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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