Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz

Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2017

Canberra, New South Wales   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Made from fruit picked from Clonakilla's estate vineyard and other carefully selected sites in Murrumbateman and Hall, the 2017 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz is another top class example of Canberrra Shiraz from the team at Clonakilla. Offering elegant floral aromas, red berries and spice this is a superb red wine that has already attracted plenty of interest.

"I hope and pray that Clonakilla O’Riada Shiraz remains at this price level. It’s not about me but: I love this wine. It’s built on acidity and spice as much as it is on fruit and tannin. It’s direct, it’s exotic, it’s meaty and floral, but it’s also laced with black cherry and fennel. It has velocity and tension. It is simply a beautiful, modern red wine in the best says of the word(s). Rated: 94 Points Tasted: Aug18 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $40 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2026+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
There’s no doubt Clonakilla is one of the true success stories of Australian wine. Located approximately 30 minutes north of Canberra in the small rural town of Murrumbateman, Clonakilla has established a status that belies its relatively small size.
New South Wales
Sean O’Riada is one of the heroes of modern Ireland. A talented musician and composer, he is credited with taking traditional Irish music out of the kitchens and pubs of Ireland and putting it on the concert stages of the world. He died, prematurely, in 1971, the year Clonakilla was established by John Kirk. He was John’s cousin.

The 2017 vintage was built on the wettest winter and early spring that any of us can remember. The early rain turned out to be a blessing, given the warm and generally dry summer that followed.

The O’Riada is a quintessential Canberra Shiraz, fully charged with spice, floral notes and ripe red fruits.

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