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2008 Clonakilla Shiraz Hilltops

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH94
  • WF93
  • ST90
  • WA89

Reviews

JH94
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.
WF93
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... 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.
ST90
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.
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The 2008 Hilltops Shiraz gives a very deep garnet purple color with an intense nose of warm blackberries, blackcurrant and spice. Medium to full body, very pure flavors of ripe fruit, medium to high acidity and medium... The 2008 Hilltops Shiraz gives a very deep garnet purple color with an intense nose of warm blackberries, blackcurrant and spice. Medium to full body, very pure flavors of ripe fruit, medium to high acidity and medium level of soft tannins. Balanced. Long finish. Drink now to 2017. Apologies for the duplicate reporting on this winery - I simply wanted to stress how good these 2008 wines are...-Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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