We are thrilled to be releasing the 2018 Syrah today!
The 2018 Syrah, from a stellar vintage, is at least as good as any Syrah, or indeed any wine, we have ever made.
Here is what Huon Hooke had to say:
“The bouquet is spicy first, floral second, fruit driving it … wonderful complexity. The palate is medium-bodied and very elegant, stylish, polished and fluent…The palate length is extraordinary and seamless all the way…It’s deceptively easy to enjoy now, but a few years on it promises to bring even more to the table. Great now and even greater potential.” 98 points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Watch this short video about the Syrah and get a feel for the beautiful and distinctive site from which this wine is made.
The majestic 2018 Shiraz Viognier is released in magnum today.
The 2018 Ballinderry likewise is available now. The quality of the vintage shines in this wine too.
You’ll notice there is no 2019 Shiraz Viognier offered here. That wine will be released in March next year. (We’re stretching things out to help cover the loss of the 2020 vintage to smoke.)
There is no doubt the 2018 is one of the great vintages.
A lower than average crop produced fruit with soaring aromas and intense energy through the palate.
“This is phenomenal, so precise and concentrated with such detail and power, delivered with elegance and precision…” 99 – James Suckling, Nick Stock
“There’s great intensity as well as elegance here…A delicious wine in a medium-bodied but seriously structured style.” 98 – Huon Hooke
“This 2018 may well be the best shiraz released in Australia this year…It’s a superb release…it’s the definition of seamless…We are looking at an ultra-long-term wine here, deserving of prime space in the best of cellars.” 96 – Campbell Mattinson
Look out for the announcement of the venues for our 2019 Clonakilla Dinner Series in a couple of weeks.
The 2017 continues the long line of beautiful vintages that has established the lofty status of our flagship wine. The reviews are amazing:
One of the greatest vintages of this wine. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes.