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.