2008 Clonakilla Shiraz Hilltops

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH 94
  • WF 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2008 Clonakilla Shiraz Hilltops

JH 94
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2009
Dark shiraz fruit with blackberry roasted meat and a gentle spice background; medium-bodied with serious intent the tannins are ripe the fruit juicy and the finish long a savoury; lovely harmony.
WF 93
Wine Front - Wine Front, July 2009
Ah yes what a joy of a drink. This has the vibrancy and spiciness that has me reaching straight for the word `exotic'. It's all cherries and plums mint and licorice and while you'd hardly call it intense it's definitely... Ah yes what a joy of a drink. This has the vibrancy and spiciness that has me reaching straight for the word `exotic'. It's all cherries and plums mint and licorice and while you'd hardly call it intense it's definitely high in charm. French oak gives it a gentle nudge. There are some honey and soy notes too. A word of warning - it needs to be decanted preferably for a couple of hours. Terrific structure to this wine.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2009
Bright ruby. Musky red and dark berries on the nose with complicating notes of dark chocolate and minerals. Fleshy muscular dark berry flavors are firmed by a bitter cherry skin quality and gain sweetness with air. The... Bright ruby. Musky red and dark berries on the nose with complicating notes of dark chocolate and minerals. Fleshy muscular dark berry flavors are firmed by a bitter cherry skin quality and gain sweetness with air. The tannins are hidden by the musky fruit and only appear at the very end of the long gently sweet finish. This is drinking well now.