Ranked #6 of 24 2014 Shiraz Viognier from Canberra District
Deepish red/purple colour, with a clovey spicy aroma, and a trace of Dencorub. The palate is stylish, elegant, intense and deep, with length and line and a clean, firm finish. The mint is much subtler on the finish. First class shiraz. Other tasters thought this too spicy, vermouth-like and acidic.
Drink: 2016 to 2028
93 Points Robert Parker
The medium to full-bodied 2014 Shiraz-Viognier continues the Clonakilla tradition of terrific wines that are easy to drink on release yet can age for well over a decade. It reveals floral notes, peppery spice and red berries, a plump, silky texture in the mouth and a lingering finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. January, 2018
96 Points James Halliday
The bright hue and perfumed bouquet run true to type for this modern classic, setting the bar for the co-fermented blend several years ago. It has a set of flavours that are unique, and can fool even expert tasters in blind tastings, its cross-thatched flavours (not textures) need careful navigation. Drink to 2034.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2015