Spring Releases now available

Welcome to the first day of Spring – new vintage release day at Clonakilla.

We are delighted to be able to share with you our 2015 Riesling, 2014 Hilltops Shiraz and the majestic 2014 Shiraz Viognier.

The 2014 Shiraz Viognier is a perfect follow up to the stellar 2013. It’s fragrant and intense, from a season that had everything.

‘Rose petals and more rose petals – fragrant dark cherry too. The palate is so opulent and supple, with almost unbelievable length and finesse.’ ★★★★★- Lester Jesberg – Winewise

‘… modern classic, setting the bar for the co-fermented blend…96 points – Halliday Wine Companion 2016

‘Power, finesse, complexity and thick ribs of tannin…95 points – Campbell Mattinson – Wine Front

The 2015 Riesling is our 40th vintage and the first made using 100% whole bunch pressing in our new German made Europress.

‘…could be the best of the 40 vintages made to date. 96 points – Chris Shanahan – The Canberra Times

‘This wine may set a new standard for the region. It’s as pure as the driven snow… ★★★★★.’ – Lester Jesberg – Winewise

The 2014 Hilltops is our ripest, blackest Hilltops Shiraz since the epic 2009.

‘…full to the brim with saturnine black fruits…95 points – Halliday Wine Companion 2016

‘…ready to rip now but with the balance and tannin to see it mature for many a year. 93 points’ – Campbell Mattinson – Wine Front

I think you’re going to love these new wines.

In a couple of weeks we will announce our Clonakilla dinner series venues and dates for 2015.

Warm regards,

Tim Kirk

2013 Shiraz Viognier Magnums available now

I dare say you will roll your eyes, but I just have to recount some of what the critics have said about the 2013 Shiraz Viognier:

“… A magical wine, probably the best ever under this label. 97 points” – Huon Hooke

“… gloriously exotic, yet at every moment distinguished, effortless and refined… 98 points” – Tyson Stelzer

“… the iron fist in the velvet glove… glorious fragrance… silky and prodigiously long… 98 points” – James Halliday

“… like a ballet in your mouth… 98 points if I scored” – Winsor Dobbin

“… Possibly the best Australian Shiraz I have ever tasted.” – Will Lyon, Wall Street Journal

The 2013 Shiraz Viognier magnum is available now for immediate delivery, in our lovely new magnum boxes.

Warm regards,

Tim Kirk