Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz

Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2017

Canberra, New South Wales   |    750ml   |    14.5%

Made by one of Australia's truly great red wine producers, the 2017 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz is another stunning example of Canberra Shiraz from the team at Clonakilla. Offering elegant floral aromas, red berries and spice this is a red wine of depth, intense flavours and impeccable balance. A wine that has already gained an enormous following, this could well be the best O'Riada Shiraz release yet. 

"97 Points. Spice, red flowers, pepper and wood smoke all appear and promptly disappear on the bouquet, reforming in a different order next time around, the ensuing palate a pond without a single ruffle. Red cherry infuses all one's senses with a constant framework of spice. The faultless balance will still be sustaining the wine 30 years hence. What value! Screwcap. 13.5% alc. To 2048. $45" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

"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

$39.90
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.
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New South Wales
Canberra
750
14.5
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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