When we had our big celebration last year to mark 50 years of Clonakilla, we arranged the Shiraz Viognier tasting into three brackets: ‘Luminous’ (the cool years), ‘Ethereal’ (moderate years) and ‘Glow’ (warm years).
One thing the tasting demonstrated was that the vineyard signature remains strong regardless of vintage weather patterns. In fact, the cool vintages, (‘luminous’ because every warming ray of light is received with gratitude), reflected the essential character of our site in a marvellously transparent way.
The 2022 Shiraz Viognier is an archetypal example of a luminous vintage.
As you will see from the reviews, there is something pure and strikingly beautiful to be found in this wine that took a long and determined journey to ripeness through the cool, moist late summer and autumn of 2022.
It is a celebration of everything that makes this site unique and (we think) rather special.
Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Seamless, harmonious wine with a lingering farewell. A wine of purity and unalloyed beauty.