2008 Clonakilla Shiraz / Viognier

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • JH 97
  • WA 96
  • WF 95
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2008 Clonakilla Shiraz / Viognier

JH 97
James Halliday - James Halliday, April 2009
As expected the wine is young and buoyant with a highly fragrant perfume of red fruit fresh blackberry violets roasted meat and a little tar; the palate reveals the true potential of this superb wine with a cascading... As expected the wine is young and buoyant with a highly fragrant perfume of red fruit fresh blackberry violets roasted meat and a little tar; the palate reveals the true potential of this superb wine with a cascading array of flavours and thrillingly silky tannin poised acidity and a peacocks tail on the very long and precise palate.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2008 Shiraz Viognier presents very youthful blackcurrant and black plums aromas accented by cloves, tree bark, some sage and a whiff of bacon. Medium to full-bodied, this more... Medium to deep garnet in color, the 2008 Shiraz Viognier presents very youthful blackcurrant and black plums aromas accented by cloves, tree bark, some sage and a whiff of bacon. Medium to full-bodied, this more structured style has medium-firm, grainy tannins, vibrant acid and a long, concentrated finish. Drink it now to 2024+. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WF 95
Wine Front - Wine Front, July 2009
Clonakilla shiraz viognier is often a beautiful drink straight out of the blocks - you can cellar it but it provides a richly hedonistic drinking experience from the day of release. This 2008 though is going to need some... Clonakilla shiraz viognier is often a beautiful drink straight out of the blocks - you can cellar it but it provides a richly hedonistic drinking experience from the day of release. This 2008 though is going to need some time. It's a dense headstrong wine chocked with blackberry soy eucalypt and cherry-plum flavours and flecked with trademark pepper spice. It has all its components in place but it isn't up and running yet. What strikes you about the wine as a youngster though is its nebbiolo-like shape. I've not seen this in a Clonakilla shiraz-viognier before. It's almost light through the middle before being strong and authoritative through the finish. Lighter in flavour but stronger in impact perhaps. It should be great as a mature wine. --Campbell Mattinson
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2009
Bright ruby. Strikingly complex floral-dominated bouquet of black raspberry cherry blood orange white pepper violet and dried rose. Sappy palate-staining red and dark berry flavors are given a tangy edge by an exotic... Bright ruby. Strikingly complex floral-dominated bouquet of black raspberry cherry blood orange white pepper violet and dried rose. Sappy palate-staining red and dark berry flavors are given a tangy edge by an exotic singed orange quality and offer excellent peppery spicy cut. The floral note echoes strongly on the finish which is sweet broad and impressively persistent. The combination of power and finesse here is striking. --Josh Raynolds
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2011
A lovely wine refined focused and poised offering cherry and spice notes with meaty undertones. There's open clarity on the finish. Truly cellar-worthy. Drink now through 2020. 60 cases imported. -Harvey Steiman
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, September 2012
Purple black and opaque in color with a thin magenta rim the bouquet is initially focused and narrowly sculpted with minerals spices cocoa powder and black cherries. Much broader with some time in the glass the underlying... Purple black and opaque in color with a thin magenta rim the bouquet is initially focused and narrowly sculpted with minerals spices cocoa powder and black cherries. Much broader with some time in the glass the underlying minerals with hints of underbrush sage and fuzzy tannins support a pure fruit flavor that is dark mysterious and intriguing. Full flavored yet never weighty thanks to integrated acidity this wine also possesses an underlying hint of iodine and grilled meat. This is Cote Rotie and Hermitage with Aussie flavor. The acids keep the fruit from being brooding or heavy. The long finish is filled with fruit and hardly any tannins as a fine coating of iron flavored minerals make up a fine thread. One of Australia's landmark wines this is Cote Rotie and Hermitage with Aussie flavor and will cellar for up to ten years.