Shiraz Viognier 2001
The 2001 is one of the great vintages. It shows distinctive cherry, bramble-berry and game characters interwoven with an intense, spicy complexity. The flavours are intense and persistent.
The first in a run of warm years. A benchmark Clonakilla.
Picked between March 31 and April 10.
7% Viognier and 30% whole bunches included in the ferment.
9 – 13 days on skins including three days pre-ferment maceration.
12 months in oak, one third new Sirugue, Francois Freres and Bossuet barrels.
Best Shiraz, Best Red Wine, & The Wine of the Year, in the 2002 Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide
- 14.1 % Alc/Vol
- 6.1 g/L
- 0 g/L
The Wall Street Journal
Some argue this is Australia's greatest red wine, it is certainly one of the greatest Shirazs